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BROCK 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 

From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



* LIBRARY " 
BROCK UNIVERSITY 



THE 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 
ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



A.D. 

1978 




A. Inv. 
2508 



Held in the King Edward Hotel 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA 

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, 

18, 19 AND 20 APRIL 

A.D. 1978 — A. Inv. 2508 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 



AUBE L WEISMAN 

Grand Z. 

141 Cedarvale Ave. 

TORONTO, ONT. 

M4C 4J9 



FREDERICK C. CONLEY 

Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E. 

Suite 205 

TORONTO, ONT. 

M4P 1K8 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . 

MOST EXCELLENT COMPANION 
AUBE L. WEISMAN 

BORN 

Toronto, September 29, 1914. 
PARENTS 

Alex and Gertrude 
MARRIED 

Wife — Fae, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
CHILDREN 

Judith and Morton Wagman, Carolyn and Myles Gordon and 

Meri Rae Weisman 

Grand Children Jana Gayle and Andrew Ira Mark Wagman 
RELIGION 

Member of the Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto 
BUSINESS 

Co-Founder and President 

Cardwell Laundry Limited and Master Linen Supply Co. 

Member — The Textile Rental Institute of Ontario 
MASONIC RECORD 

Initiated, Passed and Raised in Mt. Sinai Lodge#522, Toronto, 1949 

Exalted in Mt. Sinai Chapter #212, Toronto, 1950 

First Principal, 1956 

Member — Holy Land Chapter — Israel 

Charter Member, The Mount Moriah Lodge #727 

Worshipful Master, 1978 

Member — The Order of the High Priesthood of Ontario 

Member — Adoniram Council #2 Royal and Select Masters, Cryptic 

Rite 

Member — Royal Ark Mariners 

Member — Principals' Association Royal Arch Masons, Toronto 

Member — Mt. Sinai Chapter #161, California 

Honorary Member — Mt. Sinai Chapter #293, Buffalo, New York. 

Member — Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Canada 32° 

Appointed to Grand Chapter Bursary Committee, 1969 

Appointed Grand Senior Sojourner, 1970 

Chairman, Grand Chapter Bursary -Committee, 1972-1973 

Appointed Chairman Grand Chapter Membership Committee, 1973 

Elected to Grand Chapter Executive, 1972-73 

Elected Grand Third Principal, 1974-5 

Elected Grand Second Principal, 1976-77 

Elected Grand First Principal, 1978 

He is the Grand Representative of New Jersey near the Grand 
Chapter of Canada 
COMMUNAL SERVICE RECORD 

Member— Toronto Lodge B'Nai Brith #836, President, 1955 

Past Chairman — Toronto B'Nai Brith Coordinating Committee 

Past Chairman — B'Nai Brith Youth Organization — Southern Ontario 
Region 

Past Chairman — United Jewish Appeal — Launderers & Cleaners 
Division 

Member — Pride of Israel Society 
OTHER MEMBERSHIPS 

Maple Downs Golf & Country Club 

Toronto Board of Trade 

Art Gallery of Ontario 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 5 

IN MEMORIAM 
rOHN MacDONALD BURDEN, GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL 1943-44 

Memory was designed by the Great Architect of the Universe to 
be the servant of joy. Through this selective ability we may acquire 
pictures of life's beauty; the satisfactions of experience; the goodness 
in people, and the warmth and glow of human friendships. 

May we pause for a time in the midst of our deliberations to place 
on record a tribute to cherish the memory of a Companion who was 
once an integral part of our fellowship in the great crusade of purpose- 
ful living. We recall our Companion as being one whose stature in 
character was high, whose quality of life was commendable, and who 
remained at all times steadfast in his Masonic faith. 

Most Ex. Comp. John M. Burden was born at Salvage, Newfound- 
land, on Dec. 7th, 1890, and was called to the Grand Chapter Above on 
Dec. 28, 1977. 

"A king once said of a prince that fell: 

Taller he seems in death'. 
And his words ring true, for now as then, 

It is after death we can measure men." 

Most Ex. Comp. Burden's activities were many and varied. With 
his great personal capabilities and true dedication he was called upon 
to fill many offices, and in turn received high recognizance in many 
fraternal bodies: a Past Grand Senior Deacon of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario, a Past Grand First Principal of the 
Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario, a Past 
Thrice Illustrious Master of Adoniram Council, Toronto. He was a 
member of the Riverdale Kiwanis Club in Toronto, and was elevated to 
the high and important position of Governor for the Kiwanis, Ontario, 
Quebec and Maritime Districts in 1941. 

During the First Great War he was commissioned in 1916 as a 
Lieut, in the C.A.S.C. 

Most Excellent Companion Burden was a renowned lawyer, called 
to the Canadian Bar in 1920. 

"Not 'till the loom is silent 

And the shuttles cease to fly, 
Shall God unroll the canvas 

And explain the reasons why. 
The dark threads are as needful 

In the weaver's skillful hand — 
As the threads of gold and silver 

In the pattern He has planned." 

We read with feelings of admiration and pleasurable excitement, 
the tales of the heroes of old, forgetting that there is an open book 
before us wherein we can read the daily lives of men who are as much 
heroes in the true sense of the word as those who conquered by force 
of arms. For in this world of trials and temptations it is something 
for a man in a public, semi-public or business career to have lived an 
honest life, and dying, leave behind him the imperishable records — 
"Well done." 



6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We close with an excerpt from the address of the late Most Excel- 
lent Companion Burden as he completed his term as our Grand First 
Principal — 

Quote: 

"Greater still, my Companions, beyond and above all our efforts, 
there is a guiding influence, and God in His Heaven is waiting for 
men to act. 

I conclude with the words of Edwin Markham: 

"We men of earth have here the stuff 

Of Paradise — we have enough! 

We need no other stones to build 

The stairs into the Unfulfilled — 

No other ivory for the doors — 

No other marble for the floors — 

No other cedar for the beam 

And dome of Man's immortal dream. 

Here on the paths of every day, 

Here on the common human way, 

Is all the busy Gods would take 

To build a heaven, to mould and make 

New Edens. Ours the task sublime 

To build eternity in time." 

Now the time has come for me to say "Farewell", a word often 
lightly uttered and readily forgotten. But when it means the comple- 
tion of a chapter in life, the severance of ties, the parting, even if 
officially, with many friends, it becomes "the word that makes us 
linger". I say to you, in all sincerity, I go into the future, freighted 
and laden with happy memories — inexhaustible and unalloyed — of 
measureless kindness." 

End of Quote. 



Respectfully and fraternally submitted: 

C. W. EMMETT 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 7 

DEDICATIONS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple 
at Cobourg, Ontario on 18th February, A.D. 1978, Ad. Inv. 2508 for 
the purpose of dedicating the temple for St. John's Chapter No. 48 of 
Cobourg. 

PRESENT 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. ^ Grand 

R. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Tink Acting Grand H. r n „ ., 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott Grand J. J ^ ouncli 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Past Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. John B. Naylor Past Grand Z., Que. 

R. Ex. Comp. William H. Rainey Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. C. Meuier Acting Gr. Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. James Sheppard Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston Grand Princ. Soj. 

R. Ex. Comp. John Livingstone (Acting) Grand Sr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. John McFeeters (Acting) Grand Jr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. George Hofmann Grand Registrar 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen (Acting) Grand Dir. Ceremonies 
R. Ex. Comp. J. Neill (Acting) Grand Organist 

The above officers were assisted by: R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, 
R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. James W. Pearce, 
R. Ex. Comp. Jack Meier, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, R. Ex. 
Comp. Edward M. Marshall, R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Garrett, R. Ex. Comp. 
Burton Woodbeck, R. Ex. Comp. Walter Turton, R. Ex. Comp. Earl 
McKeever, R. Ex. Comp. Percy MacGregor, R. Ex. Comp. John C. 
Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff, R. Ex. Comp. E. Hogaboom, 
R. Ex. Comp. Clare Faulkner, R. Ex. Comp, Robert T. Rigby, R. Ex. 
Comp. Alan Foote, R. Ex. Comp. David Fargey, R. Ex. Comp. Carl 
Bedford, R. Ex. Comp. W. Allan Dempsey, R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman, 
V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, V. Ex. 
Comp. Ernest W. Humphreys, V. Ex. Comp. L. W. Dixon, V. Ex. Comp. 
Joseph Neill, V. Ex. Comp. Karl E. Morrison, V. Ex. Comp. Lloyd 
Roberts, Ex. Comp. George A. Finnie, Ex. Comp. L. 0. Grose, Ex. Comp. 
C. Mortlock, Ex. Comp. Robert D. Jones, Ex. Comp. Ian McCulloch, 
Ex. Comp. George Savin, Ex. Comp. B. H. Beatty, V. Ex. Comp. Joseph 
Poulton, Ex. Comp. Alwyne Mills, Ex. Comp. Ray Furness, Ex. Comp. 
Malcolm McKenzie, Ex. Comp. Wm. B. Bell, Ex. Comp. J. C. Searanche, 
Comp. Aldwin H. Mcintosh, Comp. Aage Bjerknes. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:30 p.m. when the 
Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, announced that 
this Especial Convocation had been called for the purpose of dedicating 
the Chapter Room in Cobourg Temple for the use of St. John's Chapter 
No. 48. Grand Chapter was called off for a period of sufficient time 
to perform the ceremony of Dedication. It was then called on and 
closed by M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule in Ample Form at 5:00 p.m. 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK CONLEY, 

(Seal) Grand Scribe E. 



8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
was held in the King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Canada, on 18, 19 and 20 
April, 1978. 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. ^ Grand 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. > ~ ., 

R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott Grand J. J ^ ounci1 

PAST GRAND Z.'s 

M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, M. Ex. Comp. 

Fred W. D. Welham, M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson. 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected 1977 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. J. George Hofmann Grand Registrar 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, R. Ex. Comp, Lloyd B. Gillespie, R. Ex. 

Comp. George E. Turner, R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. George DeQuettville, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1977-78 

St. Clair Dsirtict No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. George Russell Eagleson 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Richard Alan Cadwallader 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Norman Wesley Card 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Charles William Easson 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John Oscar McFeeters 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. John McNeill Livingstone 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. James William Pearce 

Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Robert Thornton Rigby 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Wasile Saranchuk 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Bruce Tink 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Waltre Robert Turton 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Albert Irwin 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Conrad Garrett 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Colin John Ross 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur James Scott 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Harman Cutten 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK CONLEY, 
(Seal) Grand Scribe E. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 9 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A constiutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10:00 a.m. 

The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule wel- 
comed all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good 
standing and properly vouched for, would be made welcome. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following Distinguished Guests were formally introduced by 
the Grand Director of Ceremonies, R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall 
and assistants: 

1. CONNECTICUT— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Arnold W. Wenzel, 
Grand First Principal of Connecticut. 

2. INDIANA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Harold S. Bass, Grand First 
Principal of Indiana. 

3. MASSACHUSETTS— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Ralph B. Duncan 
Grand First Principal, accompanied by M. Ex. Past Grand High 
Priest, Lane E. Wheaton; Past Deputy Grand High Priest, Robert 
O. Thayer; R. Ex. Comp. Bob Homberg, Grand Secretary. 

4. MICHIGAN— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Oliver C. Potter, accom- 
panied by M. Ex. Past Grand High Priest, Charles C. Rademaker; 
R. Ex. Comp. Ernest Millhouse Grand Scribe. 

5. NEW BRUNSWICK— M. Ex. Comp. Herman H. MacDonald, Past 
Grand First Principal of N.B. 

6. NEW HAMPSHIRE— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Wallace F. 
Emerson, accompanied by M. Ex. Past Grand High Priest, William 
Greenough. 

7. NEW YORK— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Stewart C. McLeod, Grand 
First Principal of New York. 

8. QUEBEC— M. Ex. Comp. George D. Burnett, Grand Z. of Quebec, 
accompanied by M. Ex. P.G.Z. Geoffrey R. Lessard, and M. Ex. 
P.G.Z. Wilfred Laurier MacDonald, and M. Ex. P.G.Z. John Nayler, 
and M. Ex. P.G.H.P. Fred T. Griffiths. 

9. SASKATCHEWAN— M. Ex. Comp. Russell E. Glaze, Grand First 
Principal of the Province of Saskatchewan. 

10. VIRGINIA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Bob M. Priode, Grand First 
Principal of Virginia. 

11. HIGH PRIESTHOOD— M. Ex. Comp. Ronald Bivens, M. Ex. Grand 
President, Grand Council of the Order of High Priesthood of 
Ontario. 

12. ROYAL AND SELECT MASTER— M. 111. Grand Master, Earl Mc- 
Keever, Grand Master, Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters 
of Ontario. 

13. SCOTTISH RIE— M. 111. Bro. Robert G. Loftus, Active Deputy for 
Ontario, representing the Supreme Council of Ancient and Accepted 
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Dominion of Canada. 

14. GRAND PRIORY— R. Ex. Comp. M. Em. Knight Carl Ackert, 
representing M. E. Knight J. Ross Beattie, Supreme Grand Master 
of the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, accompanied by M. Em. 
Knight Charels Wells, Grand Chancellor, Sovereign Great Priory 
of Canada. 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

15. RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE— Past Grand High Priest, M. 111. 
Grand Sovereign V. Rev. Edward Cochrane, Grand Imperial Con- 
clave of Canada of the Masonic and Military Orders of Knights 
of the Red Cross of Constantine, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, 
and St. John the Evangelist, accompanied by R. Ex. Comp. Gerald 
O. Smith, Grand Recorder. 

16. GRAND LODGE— M. Wor. Bro. George E. Turner, Past Grand 
Master, representing the Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Canada 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, personally greeted 
each distinguished visitor when presented. They were then escorted 
to their chair on the platform by R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, and 
R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott. 

These, our Distinguished Visitors, were accorded Grand Honours 
led by our Grand N., V. Ex. Comp. Richard William Gerring. 

M. Wor. Bro. George E. Turner was personally welcomed by M. Ex. 
Comp. William H. Sproule. He expressed his personal welcome and 
that of all Companions to our Grand Master's representative who had 
taken time from his very heavy schedule to be with us at this Grand 
Convocation. M. Wor. Bro. Turner was accorded Grand Honours led by 
V. Ex. Comp. Richard William Gerring, and M. Ex. Comp. Sproule 
personally escorted him to his chair. 

The Flags of Canada and the United States were presented at the 
Altar and placed on the platform. The National Anthems of the two 
countries were then sung. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule introduced M. Wor. George E. Turner 
and asked him to speak to our Companions and escorted him to the 
microphone. 

M. WOR. BRO. GEORGE E. TURNER 

M. Wor. Bro. George E. Turner brought greetings to our Grand 
Convocation from M. Wor. Bro. Robert E. Davies, Grand Master of 
Grand Lodge and on his behalf expressed the hope that our deliberations 
would be most fruitful. He expressed his personal pleasure of being 
asked to represent the Grand Master who was unable to be present. 

PRESENTATION OF GRAND Z.'s 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule read the names of our Grand Z.'s 
in order of Seniority and asked that they approach the altar. The 
following answered the call: 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith 
M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett 
M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D. 
M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent 
M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson 

These Most Worthy Companions were warmly welcomed by our 
Grand Z. He stated that their advice was frequently sought by him 
and always given. He depended on their assistance to further the work 
of our Grand Jurisdiction. He regretted that M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. 
Bradshaw, M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House, M. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven, and 
M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham were unable to be present. He directed 
the Grand Scribe E. to send them a letter stating that they were missed. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 11 

M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith responded on behalf of the Grand Z.'s, 
assuring the Grand First Principal that he could rely on their con- 
tinued support. 

Grand Honours was extended to these Most Worthy Companions. 
They were then requested to resume their seats in the East. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF FRATERNAL DEAD 

Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: 

Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die 
unto the Lord." Romans 14: 8. 

It is my duty to inform you this morning- that during- the year 
1977 God, who is the source of all Light, Life and Love, saw fit to 
take to Himself 264 of our Companions. 10 of these held Grand Chapter 
Rank; also 10 of Past Grand Rank was reported to us from our Sister 
Jurisdictions. Yet "We sorrow not without hope for those who die in 
the Lord." 

Will you please rise and join with me in a short service of Thanks- 
giving and Rededication. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 

By the Grand Chaplain Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey 
Prayer: Almighty Father, God of the spirit of all flesh, thyself 
unchanged abiding: We bless thy holy name for all who have com- 
pleted their earthly course in thy faith and service, and are now at 
rest. We remember before thee this day thy servants, our companions, 
rendering thanks to thee for the gift of their friendship, and for their 
lives of service and devotion. And we beseech thee, in thy loving 
wisdom and almighty power, work in them, as in us, all the good 
purpose of thy holy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

It is most fitting that early in our Convocation of Grand Chapter 
we take time to remember with thanksgiving those who have toiled 
faithfully in the quarries and have laid down their "working tools" to 
answer the call of the Most High, those who have passed on to us a 
great inheritance. God grant that that heritage be preserved in our 
time, and handed down from generation to generation unimpaired. 
Mindful of that great heritage let us sing: — 
HYMN "Faith of our Fathers" (Tune: St. Catherine). 
The first element in our Service today must be one of thanksgiving. 
Thanksgiving for the lives of service to God, our Country and the 
Craft. Time does not permit personal reference to all the "good 
work" faithfully carried out by those Companions whom we love but 
see no longer. 

We do know that God with his "all-seeing eye" knows them better 
than we can ever hope to, therefore we sorrow not without hope for 
those who die in the Lord. 

Secondly, we are here to reaffirm our faith in the resurrection. In 
the midst of a vastly changing world we Christians stake our lives 
on the fact of the resurrection. So we know that we shall not die 
eternally. Jesus said "I am the resurrection and the life, he that 
believes in me though he were dead yet shall he live." Therefore 
because Christ rose from the dead we shall rise also. 

Thirdly, we remember those who mourn and ask God to deal 
graciously with them that they may know the consolation of his love 
and peace which passes man's understanding. 



12 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Lastly, we are here to rededicate ourselves to our God and to 
the principles of Royal Archmasonry. The discovery of the light of 
Masonry is Symbolical of the discovery of the Light of Life. Masonry 
holds high the light of understanding between God and Man, and Man 
and Man and points to that great light of Masonry as the rule by 
which men live and die. God grant that we too one day will hear 
"Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord." 

Closing Hymn: "Blest be the tie that binds." 

Benediction. 

DEATHS — 1977 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — J. C. Mcllquham, S. Jenkins, F. C. 
Woodcock, H. G. Roberts, J. G. Freeman. 

2 The Hiram— C. W. King, S. Anderson, R. J. Cocks, A. E. Thurlow, 
J. L. Hazzard, H. M. Smith, D. K. Liles. 

3 St. John's— G. H. Graves, G. H. Griffith. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— W. R. Flett. 

5 St. George's— E. L. Armstrong, W. E. Dyer, R. 0. Porter, C. J. 
Yorke, D. M. Campbell, R. L. McCallum. 

6 St. John's— I. W. McConachie, A. Dickinson, P. P. Rosenblatt. 

7 Moira— J. F. Hinchey, C. E. Meyers, R. L. Orr, R. Ketcheson, 
C. Hamilton. 

8 King Solomon's — S. G. Tinker, S. Burscough, A. Harniman, J. H. 
Murphy, J. Gidlow, L. A. Woolger. 

15 Wawanosh — W. J. Carson, C. A. Johnson, W. J. Southcombe, J. 
Maclntyre, J. B. White, J. M. G. Willis. 

16 Carleton— J. Powers, W. G. Utman, H. E. Allan, F. B. McCulloch, 
F. W. Cameron, W. S. Gilmour, D. E. Truax, M. G. Schoen, A. Steeds, 
M. D. Barr. 

18 Oxford— T. R. Dent, E. R. Mabee, A. E. Thurlow. 

19 Mount Moriah — F. D. Wilson, H. Haynes, A. Johnson, G. Adam, 
E. Offstein, W. H. Walker, D. J. Crysler. 

20 Mount Horeb— W. B. Shaw. 

22 Grenville— A. M. Edward, W. R. Brown, E. K. Dennett, J. F. Cutler. 

23 Ezra— A. Harvey, G. L. Pow, D. Sutton, C. E. Letherby, N. E. 
Ackland. 

24 Tecumseh— W. L. Murray, G. C. Jarrott, G. Smith, E. Banks. 

26 St. Mark's— A. B. C. Weatherwax, W. Taylor, C. Gamble. 

27 Manitou— H. M. Stephens, K. G. A. Royal, G. A. Kennedy, N. Mc- 
Kenzie, G. Ewing. 

28 Pentalpha— H. Taylor, W. F. Osmond, W. H. Goulding, H. D. 
Powless, J. McGeachie. 

29 McCallum— W. A. Dayman, Rev. E. C. McCullagh. 

30 Huron— B. H. Ainslie, H. G. Hayes. 

31 Prince Edward— H. B. Tully, H. Demille, A. D. Collier. 

32 Waterloo— J. Hackett. 

34 Signei^A. Sim, E. R. Knightley, C. E. Hirlehey, G. A. Cooper, 
K. W. Bishop, W. J. Glover, H. Dean, H. J. Walker, W. B. Edey, 
R. J. Schnarr. 

35 Keystone — C. M. Dice, A. Taylor, E. Lovelock. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 13 

36 Corinthian— J. W. Richmond, R. E. Knox, W. D. Taylor, W. McKin- 
ley, B. T. Ashmore, L. H. Bearne, A. E. Bradshaw, W. W. Cathcart, 
G. R. Clegg, G. W. Moncrief, J. W. Morrison, H. W. Andrew, W. H. 
MacCourt, H. D. Jewell, C. H. Ross, R. J. McNeeley, B. D. Hinan. 

37 Victoria — A. H. Carruthers. 

40 Guelph— Rev. J. S. Lawson, J. A. Mitchell, J. W. Frey, C. S. Rennie, 
S. Moreland, G. Smith, J. Campbell. 

41 Harris — J. R. Spaven. 

44 Mount Sinai — C. G. Sexsmith. 

46 St. James— F. Y. Lofft. 

47 Wellington — T. R. Maxwell, R. A. Montgomery, J. L. Cooke. 

48 St. John's— A. E. Challis 

54 Palestine— J. S. Grey, T. E. Balsden, F. Olde, L. E. Turville, 
G. Thomas. 

55 Niagara — E. I. Logan, I. Ring. 

56 Georgian — R. J. Archer, C. D. Crawford. 

57 King Hiram— R. Shields, C. M. McNeil, T. Conley, J. Walker. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — A. W. De Carle, J. T. Scott, R. L. Johnston, 
V. E. Carley, A. G. Kelly, S. W. Malyon, W. R. Clark. 

61 Granite— G. Dodds, W. R. Blay. 

62 York— B. Palmer, J. M. Hood, B. L. Ladkin. 

63 Havelock— A. C. S. Smith, F. E. McPherson. 

64 Willson— J. E. Middleton. 

66 Malloch— R. S. Hays. 

67 Enterprise— W. Hill, G. Hunt. 

68 Maitland— C. D. Beckett, G. D. Loucks, L. M. Dool, J. R. Patterson. 

69 Grimsby — W. Fairbrother, D. C. Johston. 

71 Prince of Wales— J. R. Shuel, F. Armstrong, L. W. Potter. 

72 Keystone— R. West, E. Heasman. 

73 Erie— K. R. Galbraith. 

74 Beaver— G. Searson, R. H. Butler. 

75 St. Clair— J. Arnold, S. G. Gibbons. 

76 Mount Nebo— M. W. R. Dimond, E. Robins. 

77 Occident^-J. M. Burden, J. G. D. Falconer, P. R. Helm, A. L. 
Bedford. 

78 Minnewawa — A. M. Metcalfe. 

79 Orient^J. Hood. 

80 Ark— F. N. Heuchan, W. E. Snyder, A. 0. Lounsbury. 

82 Shuniah — H. Lovelady, G. R. P. Graham, N. Nazvesky, A. Markevich, 
L. P. Lapenskie. 

83 Ionic— C. C. Stirton, D. A. Watt. 

84 Lebanon — P. Pennington, T. Burke, E. McNee. 

90 Golden— M. Malmo, J. F. Bellamy, A. Barclay. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity— T. E. Bolton, W. H. Wiseman, R. Wright, 
R. E. Vance. 

95 Tuscan— G. M. Miller, H. Hocken, R. C. Cook, V. A. Andrew, 
W. Kuhl, W. G. Mahaffy, W. B. Chisnell, J. R. Meakes, A. B. 
Sutherland, J. G. McLennan, V. A. M. Crighton, E. H. Sutherland. 



14 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

102 Algonquin — C. J. Sanders, P. S. Jannison, J. Hamilton, O. F. 
Buchholz, R. R. Williamson, J. B. King, B. Galloway. 

103 St. John's— H. J. Reynolds, J. G. Maroosis, J. M. Leigh. 

104 White Oak— A. Hughes, J. Forbes, W. L. Agnew. 

112 St. John's— F. E. Dafoe. 

113 Covenant— E. J. Baverstock, E. M. McGruer, G. H. Cottrell, A. D. 
Whitehead, W. J. Baxter, C. R. Mclntyre, R. M. Moss, D. D. Leith, 
J. Driscoll, W. Lee, J. S. Johnston. 

114 Bonnechere — J. S. Joynt. 

115 Brant— F. D. McPherson. 

116 Maple— A. E. Cassidy, H. S. McArton, G. W. Reaburn, A. T. Brown. 

117 Kitchener— J. Schalk, J. Jantzl, R. J. E. Sparks. 

129 Elliott— E. J. Hingst, E. Brunk, C. Home. 

130 Chantry— W. Scarr. 

131 Amabel— B. C. Galloway. 

133 St. Francis— G. R. Taylor, H. G. Mayhew, A. C. McLaren, J. J. 
Watson. 

134 King Darius— G. V. Grant. 

138 Shekinah— G. J. Cummings, P. Memers, T. Gallagher, C. E. Rich, 

J. W. Church, R. Osborne, C. McColgan. 
140 Fort William— F. L. Hartrey, D. Black. 

143 Glengarry — P. Marjerrison, J. D. McQueen. 

144 Presqu'ile — F. Pearsoll. 

145 The St. Patrick— A. B. Colwell, R. A. Bamford, H. B. Church, 
B. Hurd, W. Lamb, J. Burden, R. L. Carr, T. Lye, C. Clarke, R. E. 
Osborne. 

146 Bernard — W. H. Moore. 

150 London— G. F. Copeland, S. H. Lee. 

151 Laurentian — L. W. Brumm. 

152 Alberton— W. S. Johnson. 

153 Sombra— D. M. J. Crossley. 

161 Madoc — W. F. Hart, J. Atkinson, V. A. McMurray. 

167 Kitchikewana— D. W. Haig, I. G. Schlegel, J. R. Newton, J. M. 
Hood, O. Wilcox. 

168 Ionic— W. Henson, J. F. R. Douglas. 

169 Temiskaming— H. C. Coull. 

175 The Hamilton— B. D. Burt, F. L. Ullman. 

184 Hugh Murray— D. W. Pearl, C. H. Foster, E. W. Ryder, H. R. 

Cousins, J. C. Peck. 
195 Peel— C. W. Ware, K. R. Taylor, B. Selwood, A. Glenfield. 
198 Couchiching— S. A. Skinner, J. A. T. Behan. 
205 Victoria— Dr. G. Kelly, T. G. Lewis, Dr. K. Thompson. 

212 Mount Sinai — A. Fox, I. Umansky, D. Swadron, D. H. Goldberg, 
E. Zelsman. 

213 Northern Lights— J. Reid, L. C. Current, G. H. Stanley. 

214 Vimy— C. W. Gadsby, A. A. Campbell. 

215 Mimico — J. T. Cameron. 

217 St. Alban's— F. Clinckett, S. G. Piatt, C. R. Kincaid, D. D. Prentis, 
K. H. Wagenblast. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 15 

218 Prince Edward — L. Mournahan. 

220 Lebanon— F. J. R. Bell, B. L. Porter, R. C. Mair. 

221 Durham— W. H. Kress. 

222 Ottawa— H. E. Reaume, R. D. Coleman, H. C. Johnston, W. D. 
Tannahill, W. Lane, E. D. Jones, H. W. Mah. 

223 Abitibi — A. Rosenbaum. 

224 Keystone— H. E. Warner, J. G. Truscott, W. A. Salisbury, N. E. 
Ryckman, M. G. Spiers. 

225 Beaver— N. E. Sloan, J. D. Pritchard, R. Osborne. 

226 Prince of Wales— R. R. Sweetman. 

227 Quinte Friendship— J. A. Mcintosh, A. W. Seymour, B. C. Reid. 

230 Port Credit — J. C. Amis, R. F. Newman. 

231 St. Clair— T. W. Geeson, R. A. Durke, H. Ross. 

232 King Cyrus — E. A. Mayes, A. A. Burry. 

233 Oakwood— E. C. Burrell, J. Hood. 

235 Aurora— G. H. Stoutt, D. C. Parker. 

236 Caledonia — A. Shannon. 

238 The St. Andrew— R. L. Armstrong, J. C. Wilson, W. W. Gammage, 
G. B. Irvine, H. C. Chantler, W. J. Stratton. 

241 University— J. C. James, J. M. Burden, E. J. Mitchell, J. R. Brown. 

242 St. Paul's— F. T. Bilyea. 

243 McKay— J. H. Lee, E. S. Parker Sr., A, E. Barlow. 

246 Humber— R. M. Dickerson, G. H. Watson. 

247 Nilestown— G. Rudd, K. L. Benn. 

248 Dochert— H. N. Osborne, W. McNeill. 

249 Palestine— R. E. Logan, J. H. Jose, E F. R. Osborne. 

250 Thomas Peter's — H. B. Hood, M. W. Honeyman, F. J. Armstrong, 
E. O. Milne, J. N. Paddison, If. Thrasher, H. R. Naish, S. Hirst. 

251 Kirkland— F. B. Rainford, J. T. Blackburn, R. R. Francis. 

252 Hiawatha— G. C. Vince, E. L. Fielding, F. L. Brooks, H. G. Dennis, 
R. R. Reid. 

253 Regal— C. R. Nunn. 

254 Golden Star— G. Hemming, G. Shearn, D. L. Barr. 
257 Espanola — R. McMunn. 

259 Quetico — A. Barclay. 

260 Centennial— R. I. Langmaid, E. S. Blair, A. K. Baker. 

261 Seguin— A. A. Gilchrist. 

262 King David— R. J. Cocks. 

263 Scarborough — W. Marshall. 

TORONTO DISTRICTS NOS. 8 AND 8A ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Most excellent The Grand First Principal, William H. Sproule, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario, our Distinguished Guests from 
other Jurisdictions in Canada and the United States, and Repre- 
sentatives from other Masonic Orders: 

The Toronto Districts of Royal Arch Masonry extend to you a 
warm and heartfelt welcome. 



16 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

A nos Compagnons de la Province de Quebec, nous vous souhaitons 
la bienvenue a Toronto et a notre cent vingtieme convocation du Grand 
Chapitre des Macons de l'Arche Royale du Canada, en la Province 
d'Ontario. 

This is the One Hundredth and Twentieth Convocation of this 
Grand Chapter and we are most pleased that we are again privileged 
to host this traditional annual gathering of Capitular Masons. Over 
the next two days we shall meet in Grand Convocation, discoursing on 
the many facets which affect our Order, on its general and specific 
well-being, and to elect from among our membership, Officers to Grand 
Chapter, and in particular, a new Grand Council. 

This is a time of re-dedication, a time of strengthening, a time of 
renewal. 

We hope that your too brief stay amongst us will be a pleasurable 
and memorable one, and to this end we ask that you try us and prove 
us as companionable hosts. We're proud of our city: it's a clean, safe, 
happy place to live, a greatly progressing city, the financial hub of 
Canada, and truly cosmopolitan in its population mix. 

Although not the oldest settlement in Canada, it does rank among 
the earliest and Masonry has flourished here from the late 1700's with 
the arrival of Roger's Rangers in possession of military travelling 
Masonic warrants. We are meeting within a part of the confines of 
the old Town of York and you'll find, when you venture into the imme- 
diate streets, markers indicating the old town borders. Toronto in the 
1800's was known as the City of Churches because of the large number 
of churches in the then relatively small city. We do have a number of 
beautiful churches and cathedrals within short walking distance in the 
downtown area and I would suggest that a visit to St. James Cathedral, 
just one block east of this location, will prove a pleasureable journey 
back into Canadian history. 

With so many things to do and see, our city is yours to enjoy. 
Please don't feel shy of asking any one of your Toronto Companions 
for directions and suggestions. Give us the pleasure of extending a 
truly warm welcome and the hand of fraternal friendship. Try us 
and prove us. 

Most Excellent Sir, your most conscientious and proficient leader- 
ship, your warmth of person and ready assistance, and I might add 
wide-ranging visitations, have given greatly added strength and resolve 
to your Companions in their practise of Capitular Masonry's ideals. 
You have justly earned the deep affection and high esteem of all your 
Companions. We pray that the Great I Am may give you continued 
good health and inspiration, that you may be enabled to lend your 
valued counsel to our revered institution throughout many, many future 
years. 

Most Excellent Sir, on behalf of the Companions of Toronto Dis- 
tricts No. 8 and 8A, we welcome the Grand Council and all Companions 
of Royal Arch Masonry to Toronto, the Queen City of Ontario. May 
we labour with such harmony and dedication that our fraternity may 
be strengthened in purpose, and renewed in spirit. 

RT. EX. COMP. JAMES W. PEARCE, 

Grand Superintendent, Toronto District No. 8. 

RT. EX. COMP. ROBERT T. RIGBY, 

Grand Superintendent, Toronto District No. 8A. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 17 

COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, Chairman of the Credentials Committee, 
reported that there are 155 warranted Chapters on the Roll of Grand 
Chapter of which 142 Chapters were represented by the following: 

1 H. C. Babcock (Proxy); R. L. Gostlin, D. A. Dale, R. Pickell, P.Z.'s. 

2 H. B. Morrison, Z.; J. Johnston, J.; J. Neill, E. M. Marshall, D. 
Home, W. J. Curtis, H. Rose, George A. Fuller, P.Z.'s. 

3 J. Sneddon, Z.; M. Ragin, J. Mansfield, P.Z.'s. 

4 B. Churchill, J.; R. C. Edwards, W. 0. H. Newton, H. McCaw, J. C. 
Lyttle, K. Bellamy, S. Salter, P.Z.'s. 

5 K. G. Hessel, Z.; C. West, E. Brown, M. McRae, J. Murdock, P.Z.'s 

6 C. Bowles, Z.; C. Katz, C. Nates, F. Douglas, L. Levitt, F. Scott, 
Paul Hirst, A. Wilson, C. Pepper, P.Z.'s. 

7 H. D. Jeffs, Z.; E. W. Harrison, A. Dempsey, H. T. Bankier, P.Z.'s 

8 J. Wickens, Z.; J. Lawson, J.; D. Armstrong, P. Andres, T. Middle- 
ton, P.Z.'s. 

15 R. A. Cadwallader, E. Bredin, P.Z.'s. 

16 P. W. Dell, Z.; M. R. Hughson, L. B. Gillespie, C. J. Meunier, D. 
McDuffee, C. Laing, A. Sewell, P.Z.'s. 

18 W. Weekes, Z.; G. K. Mansell, P.Z. 

19 D. Wiley, Z.; G. Campbell, H.; J. MacPherson Willcox, J.; C. A. 
Sankey, E. Greer, A. Kennedy, W. Anderson, H. D. Gray, P.Z.'s. 

20 A. Wallace, Z.; A. Zabell, P. Worthington, P.Z.'s. 

22 R. Laushway, Z.; G. Drummond, L. Walker, P.Z.'s. 

23 J. H. Johnston, N. Jensen, N. W. Card, P.Z.'s. 

24 I. A. Wilkins, Z.; G. F. Smith, J.; P. D. Armstrong, W. B. May, 
W. Neely, W. J. O'Hara, F. Heard, B. Mennie, S. Wendland, R. 
Davies, P.Z.'s. 

26 J. Smith, Z.; F. C. Bowman, W. R. Turton, G. M. Cowan, P.Z.'s. 

27 L. Hanschke, Z.; J. A. Kilsby, W. Oldham, B. M. Conron, A. D. 
Smith, P.Z.'s. 

28 R. Kluger, Z.; W. Alexander, H.; N. Zulumoff, J.; R. Flutter, J. 
Magee, F. Manos, P.Z.'s. 

29 G. Robertson, Z.; J. Livingstone, P.Z. 

30 H. B. Such, Z.; S. Wheeler, L. Harrison, L. Boyce, W. Treble, P.Z.'s. 

31 R. Wood, Z.; D. King, J. York, J. Gray, P.Z.'s. 

32 J. Kroezen, Z.; F. C. Ackert, H. H. Boulter, J. F. Reynolds, B. S. 
Freer, P.Z.'s. 

34 F. Toporowski, Z.; W. Storey, H.; G. W. Campbell, G. Smith, 
J. Odishaw, F. M. Campbell, P.Z.'s. 

35 A. Mclnnes, Z.; E. Ounjjian, H.; T. R. Tompkins, B. A. Box, J. D. 
Ford, J. W. Dewsbury, S. E. Smith, W. P. Price, K. E. Banitz, 
P.Z.'s. 

36 L. O. Grose, Z.; A. Mortlock, C. A. Bedford, P.Z.'s. 

37 E. J. McKeever, P.Z. 

40 T. J. Berry, Z.; W. H. Quant, J. C. Boswell, P.Z.'s. 

41 R. Cartmale, H.; F. M. Smith, J. C. Ferguson, L. L. Mansfield, 
C. R. Etringer, P.Z.'s. 

44 D. E. Thompson, Z.; C. A. Markle, P.Z. 



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45 A. R. Mackie, Z.; H. Chatterson, P.Z. 

46 C. Dunseith, W. McKay, W. Hanly, H. Sporling, P.Z.'s. 

47 G. H. Humphrey, Z.; R. B. Morris, W. A. Hyatt, B. C. McDonald, 
Elmer Best, G. Ford, G. E. Fennell, P.Z.'s. 

48 W. Greenhough, Z.; W. Rainey, G. Finnie, P.Z.'s. 

53 Basil Thompson, H.; E. Hayes, P.Z. 

54 C. A. Roberts, J.; V. Pow, H. Clark, G. R. Jackson, J. Zegers, P.Z.'s. 

55 E. Aldridge, Z.; K. Woodhouse, D. Weaver, A. Brown, P.Z.'s. 
57 W. Cooper, C. A. Winn, P.Z.'s. 

59 T. Bourret, Z.; J. M. Laushway, G. Gilmor, T. Parkin, 0. Francis, 
G. Carley, R. Morrison, P.Z.'s. 

62 W. Grierson, G. Rennick, D. Filsinger, A. E. Mills, J. H. Cook, 
S. S. Kell, H. Ince, J. Pearce, P.Z.'s. 

63 L, A. Moore, J.; B. MacKinnon, A. MacArthur, J. C. Cox, P.Z.'s. 

64 J. W. Mcguire, Z.; D. W. Neill, J.; J. C. L. McKeand, B. Penwarden, 
N. W. Cooper, P.Z.'s. 

67 W. G. Speers, L. E. Morphy, Roy Robinson, P.Z.'s. 

68 S. A. Kinnaird, Z.; G. Purcell, H. 

69 W. Phillips, Z.; J. Barich, J.; G. De Quettville, W. Claus, P.Z.'s. 

71 R. Boggs, Z.; R. Bonneau, H.; F. Marwood, J.; T. Weaver, R. Mc- 
Cagherty, P.Z.'s. 

72 R. Sills, Z.; B. Woodbeck, D. Fargey, A. Foote, P.Z.'s. 

73 P. Lalonde, F. Yardley, James C. Lyttle, P.Z.'s. 

75 P. Barr, P.Z. 

76 R. Philips, N. Farrington, P.Z.'s. 

77 S. Hall, Z.; D. Creamer, J.; W. Boston, E. Buscombe, E. K. Hoga- 
boom, A. L. Lee, C. W. Emmett, F. Wratton, P.Z.'s. 

78 A. Bell, Z. 

79 K. Hunter, Z.; W. Waldron, H.; R. Mcllroy, J.; Max Clark, Geo. 
Vardy, V. Usher, M. Poupart, J. Burton, L. Querrie, J. Hallam, 
P.Z.'s. 

80 G. E. Turner, C. Hillman, R. Colledge, H. Tootill, J. M. Napier, 
P.Z.'s. 

81 H. W. Clark, Z. 

82 C. W. Miller (Proxy), P.Z. 

83 K. M. Baker, Z.; C. Goodbrand, J.; C. W. Easson, D. Clark, E. 
Patterson, W. E. Watson, P.Z.'s. 

84 K. H. Saxton, J. De Zeeuw, J. Mair, A. Robertson, J. C. Thompson, 
P.Z.'s. 

88 W. Paling, Z.; E. H. Logan, M. Durnford, H. Dunlop, P.Z.'s. 

90 D. J. Argent (Proxy), P.Z. 

91 J. Hewat, Z.; C. A. Woolner, H.; H. Sneyd, J.; L. W. Dixon, P.Z. 

94 E. Quackenbush, Z.; G. McCombe, S. E. Tripp, D. M. Agnew, P.Z.'s. 

95 W. B. Walker (Proxy), L. S. J. Atkinson, A. F. Gamble, P.Z.'s. 

102 R. B. Bizley (Proxy), E. E. McWilliams, R. A. Beaton, W. C. 
Fleming, J. E. Davidson, E. C. Price, P.Z.'s. 

103 Les Tate, Z.; R. M. Dodgson, H.; D. G. Snider, J.; R. C. Schmeler, 
A. S. Haley, A. J. Scott, P.Z.'s. 

104 W. S. Thomson (Proxy), C. D. Donald, P.Z.'s. 



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110 Geo. Savin, Z.; M. Dunford, P.Z. 
113 S. McConkey, Z.; T. A. Irwin, P.Z. 

115 Eric Luke, Z.; Wm. Ferguson, H.; Edmund Webster, J.; C. Wilton, 
P.Z. 

116 W. P. Morris (Proxy), P.Z. 

117 N. Milne, Z.; R. Oldfield, H.; A. G. Wolfe, J.; R. Forest-Jones, 
F. Barrett, R. J. Brown, W. Rees, J. E. Welker, P.Z.'s. 

119 Derek Palmer, H.; J. A. Mclntyre, D. Robinson, L, F. Hillman, M. F. 
Fritsch, P.Z.'s. 

129 Lloyd Sorsdahl (Proxy), Mel. Stewart, Fergus Lanin, T. L. Scott, 
P.Z.'s. 

130 Lome Evans, P.Z. 

131 G. W. Hotham, Z.; Wm. Stewart, H.; Wm. Saranchuk, D. R. David- 
son, M. Nixon, W. Stewart, A. E. Hardman, P. Spears, P.Z.'s. 

132 G. Gibbins (Proxy), P.Z. 

133 G. Phillips, P.Z. 

134 Ronald Bivens (Proxy), P.Z. 

135 R. B. Robinson, Z.; L. M. Nicholls, H. Y. Watson, C. S. Reasby, 
H. Baylis, R. Clements, W. J. Morgan, P.Z.'s. 

138 K. G. Williamson, Z.; P. Cleal, J.; G. T. Ferguson, B. Spencer, D. G. 

Airhart, H. 0. Hughes, E. Moyle, E. G. Whalley, R. Young, J. 

Beaton, J. Naylor, C. Wells, M. Van Wamelen, M. Hastings, P.Z.'s. 
140 D. Harcus (Proxy), P.Z. 

143 H. Wiseman (Proxy), P.Z. 

144 S. Cassan, H.; F. M. Lindsey, R. Chatterson, P.Z.'s. 

145 R. S. Woodward (Proxy), L. Morrison, J. W. Gerrard, P.Z.'s. 

146 B. Steenson, J. S. Gee, W. Neable, B. Hastings, R. McClement, 
P.Z.'s. 

150 E. Carson (Proxy), M. Muir, P.Z.'s. 

151 S. Bell, Z.; F. A. Simpson, G. Gibbins, Stewart Bell, P.Z.'s. 

152 J. Robb, P.Z. 

153 A. Eagleson (Proxy), J. Burnett, G. R. Eagleson, P.Z.'s. 
155 R. A. Brown (Proxy), P.Z. 

167 M. L. Heppler, Z.; G. Hoffman, K. E. Morrison, H. Wiese, P.Z.'s. 

168 H. Ballard (Proxy), P. Wilmink, G. Burnett, J. Meier, P.Z.'s. 

175 A. W. Stewart (Proxy), J. R. Dunbar, D. A. Rogers, W. Baldwin, 

P.Z.'s. 
184 T. Lillie, Z.; J. A. Foster, P.Z. 
195 F. Kline (Proxy), B. S. Fowler, W. Sproule, T. Armstrong, A. 

Archdekin, J. Archdekin, K. Flynn, O. Mark, T. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 
198 G. W. Evans, Z.; G. R. Carter, H.; A. J. McKenzie, L. F. Pickering, 

P.Z.'s. 
205 M. Atlas, Z.; N. Todd, H.; Brian Stapley, J. H. Ince, D. Hill, D. 

Tozer, L. Burrows, P.Z.'s. 
210 L. H. Prophet, J. 

212 M. Levinter, Z.; S. Edwards, H.; H. Laywine, J.; N. Austin, B. 
Walters, L. Hermant, J. Ross, J. Hauer, S. Tenenbaum, E. Dicker, 
L. H. Dinaberg, I. Ingles, A. L. Weisman, L. Ritter, P.Z.'s. 

213 C. G. Millard, Z. 

214 W. Melton, Z.; S. J. Mitchell, Wilfrid Luke, P. H. Cameron, P.Z.'s. 



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215 W. Bell (Proxy), B. J. Rodd, W. J. Cook, C. Eggett, G. H. Stuart, 
C. W. Roberts, C. H. Eby, D. C. Reedie, P.Z.'s. 

217 A. H. Baldwin, Alton B. Roy, E. W. Elcombe, E. H. Reid, P.Z.'s 

218 L. Thompson, Z.; J. A. Mawdley, C. Gillis, P.Z.'s. 

219 Geo. Sheard (Proxy), Garfield Anthony, David MacLachlan, G. 
Hinchcliffe, P. Taylor, J. Glass, P.Z.'s. 

220 A. Grant, J.; P. Hertell, R. T. Rigby, P. P. McGregor, D. Kline, 
J. Dodd, W. E. Beam, H. Jackson, P.Z.'s. 

221 J. Hooper, Z.; K. Hooper, B. Auchland, N. Robinson, A. Dawson, 
P.Z.'s. 

222 Daniel E. A. Roberts, H.; H. T. C. Humphries, Cedric Dale, J. R. 
Marshall, A. V. Williams, P.Z.'s. 

223 A. Nelson, H.; H. Jones, P.Z. 

224 K. Evans, Z.; J. Cowman, L. Cunningham, T. C. Bates, P.Z.'s. 

225 B. Jackson, Z.; Wm. Hudspeth, H.; F. H. Daubney, D. Sturch, J. 
Wallace, Tak Nishino, J. Thomson, R. Spencely, W. A. Henshaw, 
O. R. Roberts, P.Z.'s. 

226 D. A. Mcquaid (Proxy), Virgil Garrett, P.Z. 

227 D. Anderson, Z.; E. L. Goodman, C. A. Faulkner, S. Hay, L. A. 
Courtemanche, B. H. Smith, P.Z.'s. 

230 L. Primeau, Z.; J. Insley, C. Lewis, P.Z.'s. 

231 J. Yaeger (Proxy), A. Johnston, J. Inglis, J. C. Crockett, W. J. 
Bain, T. W. Carter, H. Schmitz, R. N. Kennedy, D. Ware, P.Z.'s. 

232 L, Mellor (Proxy), A. S. Currie, E. J. Ridgway, J. Sheppard, N. 
Thomson, E. Barber, F. B. G. Lindley, P.Z.'s. 

233 G. McNeice, Z.; K. Whiting, J.; L. R. DeZorzi, D. Wilson, E. 
Humphreys, Wm. Dunlop, P.Z.'s. 

234 N. Carlisle, J.; J. Long, N. Butterworth, P.Z.'s. 

235 0. Koskinen, Z.; D. Wolfers, L. E. Marsden, R. H. Foote, P.Z.'s. 

236 John Aldridge (Proxy), P.Z. 

238 Wm. McKay, Z.; W. L. Davies, L. E. Fortner, D. Thomson, V. L. 
Hopwood, P.Z.'s. 

239 W. Knight, Z.; L. Guyett, P.Z. 

240 H. G. Jackson, Z.; L. T. Richardson, P.Z. 

241 D. Collinson, H.; O. R. Roberts, R. W. Gerring, P.Z.'s. 

242 Sam Toy, H.; C. L. Philip, G. W. Hotham, S. M. Ellenor, P.Z.'s. 

243 W. Kane, Z.; J. McLucas, H.; J. McFeeters, J. Noble, L. VanSickle, 
F. Checkley, G. Hyland, S. Winterbottom, Gordon Budew, C. King, 
J. Pennell, P.Z.'s. 

245 J. R. Haddon, J.; Robert M. Wright, P.Z. 

246 T. Wells, Z.; K. Johnson, J.; R. Jolly, G. Johnson, J. Gravelle, D. 
Trumpees, W. E. Deitrich, C. W. Davison, C. Fotheringham, E. 
Carruthers, Jas. Johnson, D. Thomson, R. Cruise, P. Maydan, P.Z.'s. 

247 Rev. R. Gordon, Z.; D. Gent, R. C. Neely, Leo Gent, Hallett Banks, 
P.Z.'s. 

248 E. Poole, Z.; G. Clarke, A. Morphy, H. Barr, D. Jump, S. Monroe, 
L. Jump, M. Tripp, P.Z.'s. 

249 M. MacKenzie, Z.; B. Bridges, H.; H. B. Tink, K. Billett, W. A. 
Ayre, P.Z.'s. 

250 Allan A. Leal (Proxy), Robert W. Purdy, P.Z.'s. 

251 R. McLeod, P.Z. 



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252 Harold F. Bouck (Proxy), P.Z. 

253 Alex Pow, Z.; H. Edgar, E. Jacques, P.Z.'s. 

254 C. Ross, C. Fotheringham, P.Z.'s. 

258 R. Clark, Z.; S. Petersen, H.; N. Vendette, A. Oldfield, S. Rowntree, 
F. C. Conley, P.Z.'s. 

259 David Harcus (Proxy), P.Z. 

260 E. T. Brennan, Z.; J. Kline, A. T. Williams, B. E. Bridges, P.Z.'s. 

261 H. Myers, Z.; Garnet Tait, Morley King, E. Harris, S. L. Tonkin, 
C. R. Griffiths, E. Harris, P.Z.'s. 

262 W. A. Cowell, Z.; J. G. Robbins, J. Hobson, J. E. Brittain, H. Rose, 
H. Edgar, J. Loft, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 

263 M. Easey, Z.; A. McLeod, H.; W. Kinnaird, F. J. M. Major, H. F. 
Myers, P.Z.'s. 

REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
We, your Committee on Credentials, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing report: 

Number of Chapters represented by Officers 91 

Number of Chapters represented by Proxy 38 

Number of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only 13 

Number of Chapters represented 142 

Number of Chapters not represented 13 

Number of Delegates present 614 

Total Number of Votes 843 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) HAROLD INCE, Chairman. 

(Signed) VICTOR T. USHER, Vice-Chairman. 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. F. Scott and carried, 

"That the Proceedings of the Grand Convocation held on Tuesday 
to Thursday, 28, 29, 30, April, 1977, have been printed and copies sent to 
all Chapters of this Jurisdiction, and the Minutes of the Grand Executive 
Meetings sent to all members of the Grand Executive, the recorded 
Minutes be considered read and the same is now confirmed." 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. F. Scott and carried, 

"That the order of business of this Grand Convocation be changed 
at the discretion of the Grand Z." 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. Scott and carried, 

"That the Per Diem Committee headed by R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. 
Gillespie as chairman pay the Per Diem to the members of the Grand 
Executive Committee entitled to same." 



22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. Scott and carried, 

(a) "That R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince be Chairman of the Credentials 
Committee with power to form his own Committee." 

(b) "That R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff be Chairman of the 
Scrutineers with power to form his own Committee assisted by 
members of the Credentials Committee." 

MOTION 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. Fred Scott and carried, 

"That the Constitution be waived and, that the Grand Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario be held on 
Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 April, 1979." 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent, the Grand Z., asked the Grand Scribe E. to call 
the roll of Representatives near our Grand Body of Sister Jurisdictions 
and have them assemble before the Altar. The following Grand Repre- 
sentatives answered to their names at the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario: 

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA— Wm. T. Bradley 

ALABAMA— Earl J. McKeever 

ALBERTA— E. K. Hogaboom 

ARGENTINA— Russell H. Brown 

ARIZONA— Edward Marshall 

AUSTRIA— Ralph Neely 

CALIFORNIA— B. M. Conron 

DELAWARE— Wm. J. Grieson 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA— B. H. Smith 

FRANCE— Charles Fotheringham 

GERMANY— Wm. H. Sproule 

GREECE— Douglas Argent 

ILLINOIS— Frank Archibald Simpson 

INDIANA— W. D. Sturch 

IOWA— Wm. S. Thomson 

IRELAND— William Boston 

ISRAEL— Irving Ingles 

KANSAS— Allan A. Leal 

KENTUCKY— Chester J. Miller 

MARYLAND— Leo J. Gent 

MASSACHUSETTS— Fraser Hay 

MEXICO— John Ferguson 

MICHIGAN— Gordon Stuart 

MINNESOTA— F. Carl Ackert 

MISSOURI— Percy MacGregor 

MISSISSIPPI— H. T. Humphries 



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MONTANA— David Harcus 
NETHERLANDS— Maarten van Wamelen 
NEW BRUNSWICK— George Turner 
NEW JERSEY— Aube L. Weisman 
NEW SOUTH WALES— Edward Elcombe 
NEW YORK— Hallette C. Banks 
NEW ZEALAND— Harold Ince 
NORTH CAROLINA— W. Leslie Davies 
OKLAHOMA— Leslie Levitt 
PHILLIPINES— John A. Mclntyre 
QUEBEC— Charles W. Emmett 
SOUTH CAROLINA— Cedric C. Dale 
SOUTH DAKOTA— Frederick C. Conley 
SWITZERLAND— L. B. Morrison 
TENNESSEE— George A. Phillips 
TEXAS— Frederick C. Scott 
UTAH— Frederick C. Scott 
VERMONT— Norman Farrington 
WYOMING— E. C. Price 

OATH OF OFFICE 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith was appointed by our Grand Z. to 
preside at the Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. 
This was to take place at 11:30 a.m. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, Immediate Past Grand Z., was re- 
quested to assume the Sceptre while our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. W. H. 
Sproule delivered his address. 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS — APRIL, 1978 

R. Ex. Companion and Most Wor. Bro. Dr. George Turner, Past Grand 
Master, Most Excellent Sirs, Members of Grand Council, Dis- 
tinguished Guests and My Companions: 

To each and everyone of you, I extend a sincere welcome to this 
our One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I feel 
assured that your sojourn in Toronto, Ontario, will be enhanced with 
many fond memories for both you and your ladies. 

I stand before you today with mixed emotions. On the one hand, 
I thank God for helping me to discharge my duties as your Grand First 
Principal and for giving me the health and strength to do the same. 
On the other hand, looking back in retrospect, I see many duties I believe 
I should have completed while in office, hence, God willing, I shall 
attempt to do many of these duties in the years to come. 

I still feel very strongly regarding the unity of many of the Masonic 
Orders and I know, Companions, that a certain step towards this will 
be forthcoming shortly. All of us have much more to do in years to 
come to assure that the destroying hand of time will be thwarted and 
our Masonic Order will still be that great guiding light for future 
generations. 



24 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We have a few isolated Chapters that are striving to exist — these 
Chapters must receive the help and guidance which, in the past, has 
been given to other Chapters and has enabled them to regain their 
rightful place in Royal Arch Masonry once again. It is still the same 
old story — if we would only take the time to attend our Craft Lodges 
where we can not only help keep our roots of Freemasonry strong and 
healthy, but also gain new members and future officers for your 
Chapters. 

I am happy to see many of the Companions wearing their Royal 
Arch Jewel in Lodge, which is granted by Grand Lodge and so stated 
under Section 165 of the Constitution of Grand Lodge. 

Companions, Masonry today is what it has always been. It is still 
governed by the same unchanging landmarks, and it still expounds 
the same unchanging truths. Society is passing through an era of 
permissive degradation when the 'in thing' to do is to rebel against 
all our moral teachings and learning. Therefore, it is up to you and I 
to reach out to our young citizens and assist them in building a strong 
moral and spiritual foundation upon which is founded all our funda- 
mental principles of Freemasonry. I believe that we should not hide 
our Masonic light under a cloud of darkness, but that we should make 
known to our young men just what we represent and what we teach. 

Fortunately, Freemasonry does not rely on popularity and is still 
a highly selective order, limiting its membership to upright and just 
men who appreciate and understand its teachings. While Freemasonry 
remains true to its principles and resists all attempts to relax its moral 
standards, we should take great care in our selection and training of 
our candidates and always remember that we owe a great debt of 
gratitude to those who have gone before us and to those of our elder 
members whom we should look to for advice and knowledge and guid- 
ance. Then Masonry will not depend upon mere numbers but upon the 
integrity, devotion and understanding of its active members. Thus, 
The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, with the 
co-operation of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
and various other Grand bodies, will see its objectives and aims come 
true and we will all enjoy a fraternity that will be unshakeable from 
now to eternity. 

R. Ex. Comp. and Most Wor. Bro. Dr. George Turner, it is indeed 
a pleasure to welcome you to this Grand Convocation. I do know of 
the many Masonic duties that you are obligated to perform and for 
you to take time out of your busy schedule to represent the Grand 
Master Most Wor. Bro. Robert E. Davies is truly a wonderful tribute 
on your part. I regard you as a very close friend and stalwart advisor 
and one whom I can talk to in times of trial and tribulation. God 
bless you, Sir, and may you be in our midst for many years to come. 

On Saturday, May 7, 1977, a Grand Superintendent's workshop, 
under the direction of Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, Grand Lecturer, 
and his Committee was held at Brampton and nearly all of the. Super- 
intendents of all the jurisdictions in Ontario attended. This meeting 
was of great benefit to these Companions and they certainly obtained 
much information which they could put to use in their year. I trust 
this event will take place each year with many thanks to the Grand 
Lecturer and his Committee. 

FRATERNAL DEAD — 1977 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British 
Commonwealth of Nations, and the United States of America and 
to all Fraternal Bodies in correspondence with our Grand Chapter, 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION. TORONTO, 1978 25 

our hand of sincere sympathy and understanding is extended in the loss 
of many of their Distinguished Companions. 

Grand Chapter was deeply saddened by the death of Most Ex. 
Comp. John M. Burden, our Senior Past Grand Z., who in the past has 
given so much invaluable service to his fellow Masons. 

The passing of R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland was a great loss 
not only to Grand Chapter but also to Grand Lodge and various other 
Masonic bodies. Jim was 93 years of age. At the Masonic funeral 
service, I asked a Brother and Companion how long Jim was Chairman 
of Credentials Committee and the answer came back very quickly — 
"when was Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter formed?" 

All of us extend our sincere sympathy to their families. May they 
rest in peace. We express this time honoured eulogy "Their loss we 
deplore, their memory we revere". R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey, 
Chairman of the Fraternal Dead, has already given a fitting memorial. 

FRATERNAL DEAD — 1977 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, The British 
Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America and to 
all Fraternal Bodies in correspondence with our Grand Chapter, our 
hand of sincere sympathy and understanding is extended in the loss 
of many of their Distinguished Companions. R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William 
Rainey, Chairman of Fraternal Dead, has already given a fitting 
Memorial. 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, The British 
Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America, we extend 
sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF ALBERTA 

Frank Mayer. Alfred LeRoy Williams (3 Nov., 1976). 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF BRITISH 
COLUMBIA AND THE YUKON TERRITORY 

Solomon Sidney Hyams, Cyril Duncan Biddulph. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF IOWA 

Archie Guy Sparks. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MARYLAND 

Charles Ellwood Smyrk. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MINNESOTA 

Edwin A. Lofquist. 
GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MISSISSIPPI 

Brewer H. Hutchinson. Edward Boyd Shearer. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEBRASKA 

George H. Murphy, L. Harold Parker. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NOVA SCOTIA 

Frank Albert Vanlderstine. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF THE STATE 
OF OHIO 

Harry E. Sark, Clayton W. Vetrovsky. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF 
SASKATCHEWAN 

John Wilfred Hill, Q.C. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH 
CAROLINA 

Frederick Sitgreaves McFadden. 



26 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH 
DAKOTA 

Raymond H. Moore, William M. Sonday (15 Sept., 1976) 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WASHINGTON 

Ceil Miner Ward. 
GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WYOMING 

A. L. Good. 

Of these Companions who answered the call to Higher Service, the 
following held Grand Chapter Rank: 

Chapter 
No. 

2 R. Ex. Comp. Ralph James Cocks. 

68 R. Ex.Comp. Cecil David Beckett. 

80 R.. Ex. Comp. Fred Norton Heuchan. 
102 R. Ex. Comp. Percy Stanley Jannison. 
138 V. Ex. Comp. Clifford Earl Rich. 
161 R. Ex. Comp. Versillus McMurray 
167 V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Raymond Newton. 
175 V. Ex. Comp. Bruce Davis Burt. 

213 Ex. Comp. Gilbert Harold Stanley. 

214 V. Ex. Comp. Alexander Arnold Campbell. 

VISITATIONS 

During this past year, I have visited many jurisdictions and my 
wife, Anne, has been at my side and given me wonderful support and 
we hold very dear the many friends that we have made. The list is so 
long that I hate to mention any of them in case I omit someone or 
someplace. Geographically, we have visited from Rainey River to 
Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Cornwall, Ottawa, 
Bowmanville, Hamilton, London, Sarnia and many other centres and 
Grand Chapters of the United States. To all of the people in these 
various locations, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the 
very kind and cordial manner in which you received us and made us 
feel right at home. The list will appear in the Grand Chapter pro- 
ceedings. 

CONVOCATION AND SPECIAL EVENTS 

9, 10, 11 May, 1977— Grand Chapter of Maryland-Baltimore, U.S.A. 
14 May, 1977— Couchiching Chapter #198— Installation, Orillia. 
27, 28 May, 1977 — Grand Assembly Royal and Select Masters of 
Ontario, Chatham. 

31 May, 1 June, 1977 — Grand Chapter of Quebec, Montreal. 

10 June, 1977 — Presentation of Regalia to Very Ex. Comp. Charles 
Sankey, Mount Moriah Chapter #19, St. Catharines. 

11 June, 1977 — Instruction for all the Grand Superintendents of 
Ontario, Brampton Temple. 

11 June, 1977 — Grand Master's Reception, Waterloo. 
18 June, 1977— Presqu'ile Chapter #144, Brighton, H.R.A., 3 p.m. 
24 June, 1977 — Lake Lodge #215 Ameliasburg Installation, Brother 
Allan Dempsey as Worshipful Master. 

19, 20, 21, July, 1977— Grand Lodge, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 
13, 14, 15 Aug., 1977— Grand Priory, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 



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16 Aug., 1977 — Grand Imperial Conclave, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 
7 Sept., 1977 — Reception for Grand Z., Algonquin Chapter #102, 

Sault Ste. Marie. 

9, 10 Sept., 1977— Grand Chapter of Michigan, Mackinaw City, 
Mich., U.S.A. 

20 Sept., 1977 — Grand Advisory Meeting, Grand Chapter Office, 
Toronto. 

27 Sept., 1977— St. John's Chapter #48, Investiture, R. Ex. Comp. 
Wm. Rainey, Grand Chaplain Regalia, 8 p.m., Cobourg, Ontario. 

4 Oct., 1977 — Presentation of Regalia, R. Wor. Bro. Charles Emmett, 
Occident Lodge #346, Toronto. 

14 Oct., 1977— Reception for Grand Z., Toronto Districts 8 and 8A 
York Temple, 8 p.m., Leaside. 

22 Oct., 1977 — Grand Executive Meeting, Kichikewana Chapter 
#167, Midland, 10 a.m.; evening — Dinner and Dance. 

29 Oct., 1977— Reception for Grand Z., Timmins, Ontario. 

2 Nov., 1977— Unity Lodge #606, Installation, Bro. Stephen Pilcher 
as Worshipful Master, Renforth Temple, Etobicoke. 

5 Nov., 1977 — Reception for Grand Z., Hamilton, 6 p.m. 
11, 12 Nov., 1977— Fall Reunion Scottish Rite, Hamilton. 
12 Nov., 1977— Reception for Grand Master, Guelph. 

19 Nov., 1977 — Nilestown Chapter #247, Ladies' Night, Nilestown. 

28 Nov., 1977— Mount Sinai Chapter #212, Richmond Hill, Man 
of the Year Dinner, Toronto. 

1 Dec, 1977— Succoth Chapter #135, Children's Christmas Party, 
Uxbridge. 

5 Dec, 1977— Caledonia Lodge #249, Installation, Bro. Hans Karl 
Wiese as Worshipful Master, Midland. 

9 Jan., 1978— The Hamilton Lodge #562, Installation, Bro. William 
Thomson as Worshipful Master, Hamilton. 

14 Jan., 1978— Rameses Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. Elections, Royal 
York Hotel, Toronto. 

17 Jan., 1978 — Shamrock Lodge #533, Installation of Ex. Comp. and 
Bro. John Glass as Worshipful Master. 

18 Jan., 1978 — Anniversary of Fidelity Lodge #575 Annette St., 
Toronto. 

19 Jan., 1978— Meeting Rose Croix (Toronto Chapter), 888 Yonge 
Street, Toronto. 

21 Jan., 1978— Orchid Chapter #189, Order of the Eastern Star, 
(Hansa Club), Brampton, Dinner and Dance. 

23 Jan., 1978— Centennial Chapter #260, Streetsville, Installation. 

24 Jan., 1978— Port Credit Chapter #230, Port Credit, Installation. 

25 Jan., 1978— New Temple, Hamilton-St. Andrew's Lodge #62, 
Robbie Burns Banquet. 

27 Jan., 1978— Prince of Wales Lodge #630, Annette St., Toronto, 
Installation. 

28 Jan., 1978— Keystone Council #20, Installation Weston Temple. 
28 Jan., 1978— Mt. Sinai Chapter #293, Buffalo, Open Installation 

and Reception. 

30 Jan., 1978 — Toronto Districts 8 and 8A, Principals' Association 
Dinner, 888 Yonge Street, Toronto. 



28 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I Feb., 1978 — Grand Chapter Advisory Meeting, 2 p.m., Grand 
Chapter Offices, Toronto. 

II Feb., 1978 — Holy Land Conclave #3, Installation, 888 Yonge St., 
Toronto. 

23 Feb., 1978— Geoffrey De St. Aldemar Preceptory #2, Reception 
for Supreme Grand Master, M. Em. Knight J. R. Beattie, Toronto. 

24 Feb., 1978— Tecumseh Chapter #24, Installation, Stratford. 

2, 3, 4 Mar., 1978 — Grand Convocation of Grand Chapter of New 
York, Albany, New York, U.S.A. 

7 Mar., 1978 — Ivy Lodge #115, Beamsville, Ontario, Visitation. 

10 Mar., 1978— Birchcliff Lodge #612 Scarborough, King Solomon's 
Chapter #8, conferring the 3rd Degree. 

11 Mar., 1978— The Mount Moriah Lodge #727, Ladies' Night, 
Brampton. 

15 Mar., 1978— Official Visitation to Covenant Chapter #113, 
Cornwall. 

21 Mar., 1978 — Wentworth Lodge #166, Stoney Creek, McKay 
Chapter #243, conferring two E.A. Degrees. 

31 Mar., 1978 — Wananosh Chapter #15, Ladies' Night and Reception 
for the Grand Z., Sarnia. 

5 Apr., 1978 — Percy Lodge #161, 50th year in present Temple, 
Warkworth, Ontario. 

7 Apr., 1978 — Potentates Ball in honour of Illustrious Potentate 
L. R. DeZorzi. 

8 Apr., 1978 — Ottawa Royal Arch Ball and Reception for the Grand 
Z., Metcalfe, Ontario. 

10 Apr., 1978— The Mount Moriah Lodge #727, Installation of Bro. 
Aube Weisman as Worshipful Master, Brampton. 

18, 19, 20 Apr., 1978— 1220th Grand Convocation of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, King Edward Hotel, 
Toronto, Ontario. 

FIFTY YEAR— CENTENNIALS AND TEMPLE DEDICATIONS 

24 Sept., 1977 — Aylmer Chapter #81, 100th Anniversary, Aylmer. 
28 Sept., 1977— Orient Chapter #79, 100th Anniversary, Chisholm 
Street Temple, Toronto. 

3 Oct., 1977 — Dedication of Cobourg Temple by Grand Lodge, 
Cobourg. 

15 Oct., 1977— Ionic Chapter #83, 100th Anniversary, H.R.A. Degree, 
Orangeville. 

18 Feb., 1978— St. John's Chapter #48, Dedication and Installation, 
Cobourg. 

14 Mar., 1978— Palestine Chapter #249, 50th Anniversary, Bow- 
manville. 

WELFARE 

I acknowledge the support that many of the Chapters in all our 
districts are giving to the welfare of our fellow man and such projects 
as the buying of four Kidney Dialysis machines by Toronto Districts 
8 and 8A are an example of the generosity of our Companions and I wish 
you well in all your endeavours. 



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MEMBERSHIP 

Last year we had a membership gain of almost 100 Companions. 
This past year, in the circulars, I have noted that many Chapters who 
have had few candidates in previous years are now being blessed with 
new members, but I must report that our membership has had a slight 
decline this past year by 130 members, therefore, we must put our 
shoulders to the wheel and try more diligently to offset this loss. 

Once again, we are deeply indebted to R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart 
for the efforts and many hours of his time and expense in showing 
the film "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch", and to you, my Com- 
panions, for returning to your Lodges and taking an active part in 
keeping your Craft Lodges strong and trouble free. This film is avail- 
able from our Grand Scribe E. on request. 

On Friday, March 10, 1978, I attended Birchcliff Lodge #612, 
Scarborough, and after Lodge was closed, the Worshipful Master 
directed the brethren to retire temporarily, while the Lodge Room was 
set up with Royal Arch Regalia, and the Officers of King Solomq,n 
Chapter #8 dressed in their robes of office and assumed their respective 
chairs. The brethren were then asked to re-enter the Lodge Room and 
R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart gave a wonderful commentary on Royal 
Arch Masonry from origin to present day. All of the brethren, including 
the District Deputy Grand Master, were truly astounded that Royal 
Arch Masonry played such an important part in the evolution of our 
Masonic history. After the evening finished, one of the Past Masters, 
who is also an Excellent Companion, came to me and reported that he 
had been spoken to by seven brethren who wished to join King Solomon 
Chapter, and he stated that eventually they would probably receive 
about twenty-four applications. 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 

The four Chapters in the running for the Membership Trophy, which 
was donated by M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson in 1975, are: 

King David #262, Burlington 10.975 

Tyrian #258, Markham 15.277 

Madoc #161, Madoc 10.389 

York #62, Leaside 11.475 

and the winner is: Tyrian #258, Markham. 

Congratulations, my Companions, keep up the good work. 

PAST RANK 

A request was received from Chantry Chapter #130, Southampton, 
to grant posthumously the rank of Past Principal on Ex. Comp. William 
MacDonald who passed to the Grand Chapter above while serving in 
the office of First Principal of his Chapter. 

He fulfilled his duties with great skill and was a wonderful example 
to his officers and companions, and I take great pleasure in recom- 
mending that the rank of Past Principal be granted. 

A request for the rank of Past Principal has been received from 
Midland Chapter #94, Lindsay, for Ex. Comp. Joseph Taylor, who, due 
to illness, did not quite complete the stipulated twelve months as First 
Principal of his Chapter. However, he completed his year with diligence 
and dedication — having to travel 150 miles both ways to each Convo- 
cation and I take great pleasure in recommending that the rank of 
Past Principal be granted. 

In accordance with Section 63J of the Constitution, a request for 
the rank of Past Principal has been received from Shekinah Chapter 



30 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

#138, Toronto, for Companion Reverend Sydney J. Maddock, who is an 
ordained Minister of the Anglican Church. He served as an officer for 
many years in Shekinah Chapter, then, due to his ministerial duties, 
had to move to other parts of Ontario. He is a Very Wor. Bro. in Grand 
Lodge and at present time serving the Craft and other bodies in Masonry 
in pastoral duties and is the District Chaplain of Toronto District #1. 

He is a man well dedicated to the tenets and principles of Free- 
masonry and I take great pleasure in recommending that the rank of 
Past Principal be granted. 

In accordance with Section 5 of the Constitution, a request for the 
rank of Past Principal has been received from Guelph Chapter #40. 
Guelph, for Companion and R. Wor. Bro. N. Richard Richards. 

I have had the honour and privilege of being associated with this 
wonderful Mason for many years and the time and devotion that he 
has givejn to Masonry is beyond reproach and, God willing, he will be 
installed as our Grand Master in July, 1979. I deem it a notable honour 
in recommending that the rank of Past Principal be granted. 

REVISION COMMITTEE 

Many Chapters have not ordered the new rituals and I must remind 
you the new book of Work should be in use at the present time. This 
Committee has worked hard and long on our behalf. Their report will 
be presented at this Convocation and we thank the members most 
sincerely. 

COMMITTEES 

The Public Relations Committee has suffered a grievous loss in the 
death of R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman and Editor of the 
Keystone and a man who gave so much to Masonry and to his fellow 
man. We express our sincere sympathy to his family. 

One edition was published in September, 1977, but, due to the 
death of our editor, we were unable to publish an edition this spring. 
In the meantime, I have appointed Ex. Comp. George Johnson of Humber 
Chapter #246, Weston, as the new editor and Vice-Chairman. George 
brings with him a great deal of experience in this field, as he is editor 
of the Masonic paper "In the Quarries", and we are looking forward to 
a publication in the fall — so please keep up your support and send 
in your donations to the Grand Chapter office where it will be grate- 
fully received and faithfully applied. To R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, 
Chairman, and his assistants, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenebaum and all 
ruling Superintendents, I thank them for their support and self interest 
in this task. Remember Companions — somebody out there who is 
not as fortunate as you and I do look forward to Masonic news. 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — TORONTO, 1978 

Once again, R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Chairman of this 
Committee, has volunteered his services to see that all of us enjoy a 
pleasant stay at this, our One Hundred and Twentieth Grand Convo- 
cation at Toronto, along with R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington of 
Niagara Falls as Vice-Chairman and Committee members. 

To each of you, my wife Anne and I express a very deep sense of 
gratitude, for without your assistance, this Convocation would not be 
possible. 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

This is a very important Committee of Grand Chapter and has 
not been utilized as it should be. I still find Chapters who, no doubt, 
have senior members who find it a burden, in this day and age, to keep 



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up with the ever increasing expense of living, when we, as Masons, 
could lighten their burden and still not make it look as if it is a hand 
out. It is true that many Chapters have the money to make these men 
life members or pay their dues. To all the Chapters in Ontario, I ask 
you to take a hard, long look at your membership roll and, if you see 
the need, please contact R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman, or 
Most Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith or R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, and 
if you wish information, I am sure that the Grand Scribe E. would 
furnish you with all of the particulars. To these men on the Benevolent 
Committee, I thank you for your acceptance of office and hope that 
you will continue to serve your fellow man in the future. 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 

This Committee, one of the largest in Grand Chapter, has a very 
important function in seeing that the various Chapters which need 
help obtain it as soon as possible. To this end, the Vice-Chairman and 
all the ruling Superintendents in each district should be very active and 
have knowledge of the Chapters that could use some assistance. Then 
report the same to the General Chairman, Most Ex. Comp. William S. 
Thomson and R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Deputy Chairman. 

I believe that many Companions in the various districts could 
become associate members of the Chapters having difficulty and help 
them to overcome their temporary troubles. To this Committee, I extend 
a hand of fraternal thanks. 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

This Committee with Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson as 
Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox as Vice- 
Chairman, and V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Douglas V. Latimer 
and R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis — you have distinguished yourselves 
to no end — you have kept me out of trouble from start to finish and, 
knowing me as you do, this was indeed a great feat. You are among 
the many unsung heroes of Grand Chapter and I thank you kindly for 
your valued services and co-operation during my two years in office 
as your Grand First Principal. 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

With Very Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey as Chairman, I knew 
that he was an excellent choice — for here is a Mason who is dedicated 
to all the principles of Masonry and uses the King's English superbly. 
He is a man who believes in getting things done — so, along with his 
members — R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft, V. Ex. 
Comp. E. M. Bluestein & Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon, they have made many 
awards in the past year to deserving students. You, my Companions, 
have made this possible with your generous donations, so keep up the 
good work all of you, for in the eyes of God and all the recipients, you 
will be like that glimmering light that springs forth hope eternal. 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

This Committee has lost two of its members this past year — V. 
Ex. Comp. Clifford Rich, Chairman, who was a man of great Masonic 
learning — I would say one of the foremost Masonic scholars in his 
day and his demise left a great void in Grand Chapter — we express 
our sincere sympathy to his family. 

V. Ex. Comp. John R. Brown, another great scholar and known 



S2 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

throughout the length and breadth of this land, passed to the Grand 
Chapter above and indeed will be sorely missed. We express our sincere 
sympathy to his family. 

I appointed V. Ex. Comp. John Yaeger as Chairman and I con- 
gratulate him on his sincerity and enthusiasm, along with his Com- 
mittee R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, R. Ex. 
Comp. F. C. Conley. They have been trying to find a permanent home 
for our wonderful library, part of which was donated by Mrs. Clifford 
Rich and I feel that, with the co-operation of the incoming Grand First 
Principal, they will achieve their objective. 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 

I appointed V. Ex. Comp. John Yaeger as the sole Committee and 
I know he has been busy studying the various reports from many of the 
jurisdictions within Ontario and outside the Province. I feel assured 
that his report will be very comprehensive, for which I am very much 
indebted to you, Sir. 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To this Committee goes much credit for the hours they expended 
in having the new Book of Work published so that the Companions 
throughout this and other jurisdictions could receive it as soon as 
possible and in co-operation with the Grand Scribe E. and R. Ex. Comp. 
E. L. Goodman and R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks, members of the Com- 
mittee, they have completed their task for which I admire their tenacity 
under such trying circumstances. 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE 

With R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie as Chairman, and R. Ex. 
Comp. George Dequettville, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, members of 
the Committee, I commend them on looking after the remunerations in 
such a fine manner and knowing Lloyd like I do — he has his finger 
on the pulse of the bank, even I could not get him to part with some 
of the money. Once again, Companions, many thanks. 

INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE 

To M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. John Rich- 
ardson, Vice-Chairman, Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. George Hof- 
mann and V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline as members, I thank you for updat- 
ing our investments so that our returns are more in line with present 
day interest rates, and for making the proper investments. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

To M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman, Bro. John Lewars, 
R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, Grand Scribe E. and all past Grand 
Z.'s — I thank you for your zeal in bringing in the proposed budget 
for the year 1978-79, and for keeping Grand Chapter solvent. To all 
the other Committees of Grand Chapter, I am most grateful for your 
assistance and dedication to our great Order. The Dispensations, By- 
Law changes, presentation of 75, 70, 60 and 50 Year R.A.M. Jewels, 50 
and 25 year installed First Principal jewels will appear in the pro- 
ceedings, also Chapters contributing to the Bursary and Keystone Funds. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 33 

DISPENSATIONS ISSUED FROM 1 MARCH, 1977 - 28 FEBRUARY, 

1978 

Joint Installation 14 

3rd Principal to 1st Principal 9 

Principal Sojourner to 2nd Principal 4 

P.S. to 2nd Principal 7 

To hold Ladies' Night 20 

To hold M.M. Night 1 

Card Party for Bursary 1 

Change of night of Convocation 59 

To open Convocation early 25 

To hold Christmas Party 3 

To hold Christmas Service in Chapter Room 1 

To hold Ladies' Night after Installation 3 

To Install Officers on Emergent Convocation 1 

To Change Date of Installation 9 

Election and Installation Same Night 5 

To Hold Reception to Present Jewels 1 

To Cancel a Convocation 16 

Special Convocation Night 4 

To Hold Chapter of Instruction 1 

Change Night of Election 1 

Holding a Strawberry Social 1 

Holding a Steak Fry 1 

To Hold Field Day 1 

To Admit Brother unable to kneel as Member 1 

Social Evening 3 

Social to Honour a Companion 1 

Annual Picnic 1 

To Hold Emergent Convocation 1 

To Meet in Craft Lodge not Dedicated for Chapter 1 

District Banquet and Dance for M.M. and Friends 2 

Dedication 1 

Meet the Principals Night 1 

Reception Grand First Principal 1 

Confer M.M. Degree in another Chapter 2 

Fraternal visit outside Jurisdiction 3 

Centennial Dinner 1 

Fiftieth Year Anniversary Dinner 1 

Fraternal Visit from outside Jurisdiction 2 

Moving Warrant to New Temple 2 

BY-LAWS 

The following Chapters requested changes in their By-laws and 
were approved in the period 1 January, 1977 to 28 February, 1978: 

No. Chapter 44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 

No. Chapter 54 Palestine, St. Thomas 

7 .... The Moira 55 Niagara 

16 Carleton 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 

18 Oxford 67 Enterprise 

19 Mount Moriah 72 Keystone, Stirling 

20 Mount Horeb 73 Erie 

23 Ezra 83 Ionic, Orangeville 

29 McCallum 84 Lebanon, Wingham 

32 Waterloo 95 Tuscan 

41 Harris 102 Algonquin 



34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

103 St. John's, North Bay 212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 

134 King Darius 224 Keystone, Hamilton 

135 Succoth 225 Beaver 

143 Glengarry 231 St. Clair, Toronto 

150 London 235 Aurora 

161 Madoc 240 Smithville 

169 Temiskaming 248 Dochert 

175 The Hamilton 253 Regal 

184 Hugh Murray 260 Centennial 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 
1 January, 1977 - 28 February, 1978 

75 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) 
No. Chapter 

2 The Hiram — Companion Jacob Rosenstadt. 

70 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) 
No. Chapter 

5 St. George's — Comp. The Honourable Ray Lawson. 

60 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) 
No. Chapter 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Comp. Thomas James Walsh. 

2 The Hiram — Comp. Jacob Rosenstadt; Comp. Harold Cope. 
7 The Moira — Comp. Frank Hinchey. 

54 Palestine — Comp. William Nelson. 

82 Shuniah — V. Ex. Comp. John C. W. Parsons; Comp. James E. 

Thompson. 
147 Lucknow — R. Ex. Comp. John Wesley Joynt. 

Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason 

No. Chapter 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Comp. Cecil J. Cornelius, Comp. 

Sherman Albertson, Comp. Earl William Grant, Ex. Comp. David 

Cheyne, Comp. George Andrew Baxter. 

5 St. George's — Comp. John Gordon Morrison, V. Ex. Comp. Thomas 

Wells Fryer, Ex. Comp. Chester Earl Empey, Comp. Ernest LeRoy 

Armstrong. 

7 The Moira — Comp. George Roland Davis, Comp. Sidney Bray Climo. 

16 Carleton — Comp. Lester Benedict, Ex. Comp. Russell Glen Madill, 

Ex. Comp. Lyle J. Burney. 
19 Mount Moriah — Comp. George Frank Allen, Comp. Allan Overholt. 

23 Ezra — R. Ex. Comp. William Johnston. 

24 Tecumseh — Comp. Robert Neil Bissonnette. 

26 St. Mark's— Comp. Oswald M. Newton. 

27 Manitou— Ex. Comp. Victor A. Ellis. 

30 Huron — V. Ex. Comp. Robert Bisset, Ex. Comp. Henry Mervyn 

Ford, Comp. Earl George Westbrooke. 
36 Corinthian — V. Ex. Comp. Ellsworth Walker Jones, Comp. Walter 

W. Head, Comp. Archibald Bradshaw Hood, Comp. Donald Alexander 

Loucks, Ex. Comp. Claude Victor Elliott. 
40 Guelph — Comp. James Walker, Comp. Albert Roy Rutherford. 
48 St. John's — Comp. Henry Stanley Prettie. 
54 Palestine, St. Thomas — Ex. Comp. George H. Berry, Comp. Edward 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 35 

Harris Cooper, Comp. Percy Wood Handinson, Comp. Norman 
Andrew Miller, Comp. William Nelson, Comp. Gordon J. Nicol, 
Comp. Gordon Dundonald Penhale, Comp. Edward John Thomson, 
Comp. Arthur Herbert Webb, Comp. Roy Webb. 

55 Niagara — Comp. Paul Vernon Woodruff. 

57 King Hiram — Ex. Comp. Charles Francis Rogers. 

62 York — Comp. Henry G. Gaskon. 

64 Willson — Comp. Edward M. Rowe, Comp. A. Wilfred Harley. 

68 Maitland — Comp. Stanley Hough, Comp. Dr. Harper Perrin. 

75 St. Clair, Milton — V. Ex. Comp. Edwin Harrop, Ex. Comp. William 
Thomas Randell. 

76 Mount Nebo — Comp. Ernest Albert Jones. 

82 Suniah — V. Ex. Comp. David Richard Clifford Lanktree. 
88 MacNabb— Ex. Comp. Everet Wesley Slaght. 

102 Algonquin — Comp. Wilfred Calvert, R. Ex. Comp. James Earl 
Davidson, Comp. Charles Alfred Bell. 

103 St. John's, North Bay — Comp. Henry Gordon Lovell. 

117 Kitchener — Comp. William A. Abbott, Comp. Harry Williamson. 

119 King Cyrus, Leamington — Ex. Comp. Harrison Mowat Peterson. 

130 Chantry — Comp. George Delmer Martin. 

133 St. Francis— Comp. Dr. Richard J. Walker, Comp. Herbert J. Wark. 

138 Shekinah— Ex. Comp. Herbert Crosby Kendall. 

144 Presqu'ile — Comp. Arthur Frederick Clark, Ex. Comp. Gordon 

Hunter Harden, Comp. Thomas Peister. 
146 Bernard — Comp. Mervyn Henry Carlyle Hemsworth. 
152 Alberton — Ex. Comp. Stanley Burdette Flack, Ex. Comp. Cecil 

Fraser Garland, Ex. Comp. George Black, R. Ex. Comp. Bruce 

Franklin Warner. 
212 Mount Sinai, Toronto — Ex. Comp. Abraham Aaron Goldenberg. 
222 Ottawa — R. Ex. Comp. James Russell Howie. 
224 Keystone, Hamilton — Ex. Comp. Charles Dean. 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth— R. Ex. Comp. Peter Orville McLaren. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Comp. Stanley Denike Hagerman, Comp. 
Frederick M. Clarke, Comp. Thomas A. Simpson. 

231 St. Clair, Toronto— R. Ex. Comp. William Kerr Herd, Ex. Comp. 

Gilbert Moir. 
241 University — Comp. Thomas Lome Campbell. 

245 Preston — R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Jefkins, Comp. Gordon Cecil Mc- 
Phail. 

246 Humber — Comp. Gordon H. Barker 

252 Hiawatha — R. Ex. Comp. James Howard Coleman. 

For 25 Years Installed First Principal 
No. Chapter 

2 The Hiram— R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John — Ex. Comp. Harry E. Hodgins. 

5 St. George's — R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Walter Harris, R. Ex. Comp. 
Arthur Wilbur Ayre. 

6 St. John's, Hamilton— V. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Cyril Steele. 

7 The Moira — R. Ex. Comp. Morley Henry Hancock, Ex. Comp. Walter 
John Batchelor. 

16 Carleton — V. Ex. Comp. Grant Fyles, Garrioch. 

19 Mount Moriah — V. Ex. Comp. Charles McGill Porter. 

20 Mount Horeb — Ex. Comp. John Arthur Malcolm. 
24 Tecumseh — Ex. Comp. George A. Dale. 

28 Pentalpha — R. Ex. Comp. Arthur George Coppin, Ex. Comp. Harold 
Henry Tonkin, Ex. Comp. Henry John Wells. 



36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

29 McCallum— R. Ex. Comp. Frank R. Martin. 

30 Huron — Ex. Comp. Elmer N. Graham, Ex. Comp. William Ross. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Amos Richard Hicks. 

34 Signet — Ex. Comp. Francis D. Shannon, R. Ex. Comp. Blake Lamont. 
40 Guelph — V. Ex. Comp. Paul Whittaker Mercer, Ex. Comp. Thomas 

Holbrook. 
46 St. James — Ex. Comp. Frank H. May. 
48 St. John's, Cobourg — F. L. Searancke. 

54 Palestine, St. Thomas — Ex. Comp. John Wallace Cunningham. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. Victor A. Nightingale, Ex. Comp. Frederick 
Stewart Goring. 

57 King Hiram — Ex. Comp. Clarence E. Siddall. 

63 Havelock — R. Ex. Comp. John William McFadyen. 

64 Willson — Ex. Comp. George William Curtis. 

68 Maitland — R. Ex. Comp. Ernest B. Dangerfield, R. Ex. Comp. 

Gideon Joseph Jackson Purcell. 
71 Prince of Wales, Essex — V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Donald Wilson. 
73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Malcolm McKay. 
75 St. Clair, Milton — Ex. Comp. William Henry Clement, Ex. Comp. 

Joseph E. Hartley. 
77 Occident — R. Ex. Comp. E. K. Hogaboom. 

83 Ionic, Orangeville — R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Gillespie, Ex. Comp. Boris 
Telford Parkinson, Ex. Comp. Willis N. Richardson, Ex. Comp. 
George Orval Wain. 

84 Lebanon, Wingham — Ex. Comp. John W. McLean, V. Ex. Comp. 
Kenzie Holmes Saxton. 

88 MacNabb — V. Ex. Comp. Hugh Mathieson Dunlop. 
91 Toronto-Antiquity — V. Ex. Comp. Clare Howes. 

94 Midland — Ex. Comp. Edward Thomas Salway, Ex. Comp. Roy 
Walter Price. 

95 Tuscan — R. Ex. Comp. William Brown Walker. 

102 Algonquin — Ex. Comp. William Frederick Lett. 

103 St. John's, North Bay— Ex. Comp. Harold Stanley Barber. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Robert Wray Stark, Ex. Comp. Kenneth 

E. Parks. 
116 Maple — Ex. Comp. Reginald I. Cross. 
119 King Cyrus, Leamington — Ex. Comp. Harry Grant Lynn, R. Ex. 

Comp. Billy Murray White. 
129 Elliott— Ex. Comp. Howard Dungey. 

131 Amabel— Ex. Comp. Charles H. Whicher, Ex. Comp. Albert E. 
Hardman. 

132 Leeds — V. Ex. Comp. Gordon R. Gibson, R. Ex. Comp. J. N. Mac- 
Millan, R. Ex. Comp. George Gibbins. 

134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. Fred H. Johnston. 

135 Succoth — Ex. Comp. Elmer Russell Fairman, Ex. Comp. John David 
Hill. 

138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. Harold Oscar Hughes. 
140 Fort William— R. Ex. Comp. David Harcus. 
144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. Gordon Hunter Harden. 
146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. George McDonald. 

151 Laurentian — V. Ex. Comp. Dalton Charles Burns, Ex. Comp. Samuel 
D. Burns. 

152 Sombra — Ex. Comp. William Crawford Laing. 
161 Madoc— R. Ex. Comp. Thomas C. Lloyd. 

167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Archibald D. McDonald. 

168 Ionic, Campbellford — R. Ex. Comp. Jack Meier. 

195 Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, R. Ex. Comp. McClure Hyatt. 
205 Victoria, Thornhill— Ex. Comp. Gordon Greig. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 37 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto — Ex. Comp. Daniel Cohen. 

214 Vimy — Ex. Comp. Samuel James Mitchell, Ex. Comp. Stanley 
McAuslan. 

215 Mimico — Ex. Comp. Gordon Johnston Stewart. 

217 St. Alban's— Ex. Comp. Locke William Trinnell. 

218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne— Ex. Comp. Wilfred McLean Newell. 
222 Ottawa — R. Ex. Comp. James Russell Howie. 

224 Keystone, Hamilton — R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ezra Warner. 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth — Ex. Comp. Charles Dickey Wallace. 

227 Quine Friendship — Ex. Comp. John Alexander Ireland, Ex. Comp. 
Harold Aiken Denike. 

231 St. Clair, Toronto— Ex. Comp. J. Roy Corner. 
233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. Frank Jeffrey Ackland. 
239 Blenheim — Ex. Comp. George Henderson Bayly. 
241 University — Ex. Comp. Harold Ray Cantelon. 
243 McKay — V. Ex. Comp. Sydney Winterbottom. 
245 Preston — R. Ex. Comp. Leonard Richard Hertel. 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville — Ex. Comp. Alan Fraser McKenzie, Ex. 
Comp. William Harold Gibson. 

250 Thomas Peters — Ex. Comp. Angus W. MacMillan. 

50 Year Past Principal Bar 

No. Chapter 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Bennett J. Smith. 
198 Couchiching — R. Ex. Comp. Boulton Hume Price. 
214 Vimy — Ex. Comp. Henry Gordon Lawes. 
217 —St. Alban's— Ex. Comp. L. W. Trinnell. 

CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE BURSARY FUND 
1 March, 1977 - 28 February, 1978 

No. Chapter No. Chapter 

2 The Hiram 95 Tuscan 

5 St. George's 102 Algonquin 

7 The Moira 114 Bonnechere 

15 Wawanosh 133 St. Francis 

19 Mount Moriah 138 Shekinah 

23 Ezra 146 Bernard 

24 Tecumseh 151 Laurentian 
28 Pentalpha 152 Alberton 

30 Huron 155 Ancaster 

31 Prince Edward 167 Kichikewana 

34 Signet 168 Ionic, Campbellford 

35 Keystone, Whitby 184 Hugh Murray 

36 Corinthian 195 Peel 

40 Guelph 198 Couchiching 

41 Harris 205 Victoria, Thornhill 

55 Niagara 212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 

56 Georgian 214 Vimy 

57 King Hiram 215 Mimico 

64 Willson 218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne 

69 Grimsby 219 Ulster 

76 Mount Nebo 220 Lebanon 

77 Occident 224 Keystone, Hamilton 

81 Aylmer 226 Prince of Wales, Perth 

82 Shuniah 230 Port Credit 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 231 Tt. Cla'r, Toronto 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



No. Chapter 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 

233 Oakwood 
236 Caledonia 
239 Blenheim 

242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 

243 McKay 



No. Chapter 

246 Humber 
252 Hiawatha 

259 Quetico 

260 Centennial 
262 King David 



CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE BURSARY FUND BY 
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS 

1 March, 1977 - 28 February, 1978 



No. Chapter 

F. Washington 

C. Sankey 

Cardwell Laundry Limited "Mrs. 

Stuart" 
R. F. Rigby 
Fred Johns 
Ingles 

Harrington Conclave #16 
Terry Wunder 
Dr. J. Brown 
A. Woloshen 
Dr. John Brown 
W. S. Thomson 
J. Loft 



No. Chapter 

Sovereign Great Priory 

A. L. Weisman 

Winifred Hay 

Ex. Comp. Bell 

Mrs. M. R. Simpson 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank Simpson 

Grand Chapter 

Mrs. H. Dales 

John Kerfoot 

John Post 

John Kline 

Wiseman Bros. 

H. L. Sneyd 

C. Faulkner 



CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO KEYSTONE FUND 
1 March, 1977 - 28 February, 1978 



»Jo. Chapter 


No. 


Chapter 


1 Ancient Frontenac & 


67 Enterprise 


Cataraqui 


69 


Grimsby 


7 The Moira 


71 


Prince of Wales, Essex 


16 Carleton 


73 


Erie 


19 Mount Moriah 


75 


St. Clair, Milton 


22 Grenville 


76 


Mount Nebo 


23 Ezra 


81 


Aylmer 


27 Manitou 


82 


Shuniah 


30 Huron 


84 


Lebanon, Wingham 


31 Prince Edward 


88 


MacNabb 


32 Waterloo 


90 


Golden 


34 Signet 


91 


Toronto- Antiquity 


35 Keystone, Whitby 


94 


Midland 


37 Victoria, Port Hope 


95 


Tuscan 


40 Guelph 


102 


Algonquin 


41 Harris 


103 


St. John's, North Bay 


44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 


104 


White Oak 


45 Excelsior 


112 


St. John's, Morrisburg 


57 King Hiram 


113 


Covenant 


59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 


114 


Bonnechere 


61 Granite 


119 


King Cyrus, Leamington 


63 Havelock 


129 


Elliott 


64 Willson 


130 


Chantry 


66 The Malloch 


131 


Amabel 



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39 



No. 



Chapter 



No. 



Chapter 



133 St. Francis 

134 King Darius 
138 Shekinah 

140 Fort William 
143 Glengarry 

145 The St. Patrick 

146 Bernard 

149 Atwood 

150 London 

151 Laurentian 

152 Alberton 
161 Madoc 

167 Kichikewana 
169 Temiskaming 
175 The Hamilton 
184 Hugh Murray 
198 Couchiching 
210 Kitchener, Russell 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 

213 Northern Lights 

214 Vimy 

215 Mimico 

218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne 



219 Ulster 

220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 

222 Ottawa 

223 Abitibi 

225 Beaver 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth 

227 Quinte Friendship 

230 Port Credit 

231 St. Clair, Toronto 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 
236 Caledonia 

238 The St. Andrew 

239 Blenheim 
241 University 
243 McKay 
248 Dochert 
251 Kirkland 
253 Regal 

257 Espanola 
259 Quetico 

261 Seguin 

262 King David 
District 8A 



A TRIBUTE 

Some months ago, I received a letter of tribute to R. Ex. Comp. 
Leslie Thompson (Tim) Vail from the Companions of Niagara District 
#7, of which Tim was Grand Superintendent in 1970. This man has 
been of invaluable assistance, not only to the Craft Lodges, but also to 
many Royal Arch Chapters in the Niagara District. During these last 
few years, he has been a very sick man, but he still managed to climb 
the stairs to attend Lodge and Chapter when he should have remained 
at home. The present Grand Superintendent, R. Ex. Comp. John Living- 
stone, paid great tribute to Tim when he made his official visit to 
Smithville Chapter #240, and this is so recorded in the minutes. I have 
had the great honour of being one of Tim's friends for many years and 
I am sure that all his friends and Companions join with me in wishing 
you well Tim, and may the great Jehovah keep you with us for years 
to come. 

ADDENDUM 

Due to a vacancy on the Executive Committee, Honourary, I have 
given a great deal of contemplation and thought as to the Companion 
that I would recommend to fill this position and no matter whom I 
shall honour, there are many others that would be equally deserving 
of this exalted office. I have, therefore, selected a Mason who has 
given Grand Chapter unbounded support for the past 23 years as a 
Grand Chapter Officer, and his dedication to Royal Arch Masonry has 
been outstanding — he has served for many years as a member of the 
Grand Executive, been instrumental in forming many Grand Chapter 
degree teams and installation boards and assisted many Chapters 
throughout Ontario in many capacities — he is a Mason's Mason. 
Therefore, in accordance with Section 62, paragraph Q of the Con- 
stitution of Grand Chapter, I take a great amount of pride and joy 
in recommending that R. Ex. Comp. E. K. Hogaboom be confirmed to 
till this important vacancy. 



40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

APPRECIATION 

It is with much humility and gratefulness that I stand before you 
today, and when I look out upon this great Convocation, I see you, my 
friends and Companions, who have been responsible for all that I was 
able to accomplish in the past many years. I can not even begin to tell 
you what is in my heart, as two of the most enjoyable years in my life 
span comes to an end. To all of the Grand Officers and Committee 
members and Royal Arch Masons who have attended numerous functions 
and supported me in many of our endeavours, God bless each and 
everyone of you. To the Past Grand Z.'s, my Grand 2nd and 3rd 
Principals, and the Grand Scribe E., you have guided and helped me 
in so many ways that it would be impossible to repay you. 

During this past year, I was honoured by The Grand Lodge of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario with the appointment as Grand 
Senior Deacon, of which I am most proud and remind you, my Com- 
panions, of your obligations to your Mother Lodges. I know that you 
are fulfilling your obligations as I have accompanied you on many of 
these Craft evenings. 

To R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks and his wife, Eileen, who have 
assisted my wife, Anne, and me, in so many ways and travelled so many 
thousand miles with us, I am at a loss for words for it is people like 
this that make it worthwhile to live in such a wonderful world. 

In conclusion, how does one thank his wife and family who have 
given up so much for the past twelve years. I do know that they are 
very happy to get me back into the family circle. Of my family, who 
have now grown up over this period of time and are beginning to 
take their place in this world, I am very proud. 

To the Officers, Members and Companions of this great Grand 
Chapter — I pledge my untiring allegiance and assistance in so much 
as the Great Jehovah will give me the health and strength to culminate 
the same. 

God bless each and everyone of you and may God's richest blessing 
be with you and your loved ones, now and forever more. 

MOST EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. SPROULE, 

Grand First Principal, 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada 

in the Province of Ontario. 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

Rt. Ex. Comp. George R. Eagleson 
Grand Superintendent 

To the Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First 
Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Ex. Sir and Companions: 

It is with much pleasure I submit this report on condition of Royal 
Arch Masonry in District No. 1. 

I again wish to thank all the Excellent Companions and the 
Chapters for electing me as the Grand Superintendent of St. Clair District 
No. 1. This has been a privilege for me and I wish to express my thanks 
to the Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule for confirming 
my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Albert H. Eagleson as my 
Secretary for the year. I appreciated his invaluable service and the cap- 
able manner in which he fully discharged his duties. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 41 

On my Official Visits to each Chapter I was graciously introduced 
and properly received. The degree work was basically good and well 
executed by the Officers and Companions who assisted in the degrees 
of each Chapter so that the new candidates could receive the knowledge 
of what the Royal Arch Masonry should be. 

The Chapters are experiencing some financial problems of varying 
degrees. Some are not having enough money coming in to keep the 
Chapter solvent. 

Dues, in some of the Chapters seem to be a problem, which if, they 
had the money from these dues would help the Chapter financially. 
Some of the Chapters have no outstanding dues which is a benefit to 
the Chapter, which shows that the Companions are aware of the need 
of keeping their dues paid up so the Chapters can operate. 

Protocol in the District is improving, but still needs to be worked at 
by each of the Chapters and the Companions for the benefit of the 
Royal Arch Masonry in St. Clair District No. 1. 

Attendance at the meetings of the Chapters continues to be a 
problem to which there is no immediate answer. It will take assis- 
tance of not only the Grand Chapter Officers of St. Clair District No. 1 
but the Past Grand Chapter Officers and the Companions of each 
Chapter working diligently to increase the attendance at each meeting. 
I know with the combined effort of all the Companions that the Royal 
Arch Masonry in St. Clair District No. 1 will prosper, with great satis- 
faction to all the Companions and to the benefit of the District. 

I attended as many of the Installations as weather permitted and 
as time allowed. I enjoyed watching the Installing Officer and Com- 
panions who assisted in the work of the Installations which showed the 
District is in capable hands. 

As my year draws to a close as the Grand Superintendent of this 
District and humble representative of the Most Excellent Companion 
William H. Sproule, I can say, "it has been a fruitful and enjoyable 
year". I have gained knowledge from not only being the Grand Super- 
intendent and from the Past Grand Superintendents of this District 
but also from the Companions who have expressed many different 
thoughts to me about the Royal Arch Masonry of this District. I have 
enjoyed meeting the Companions of each individual Chapter. This has 
been a rewarding experience. 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

R. Ex. Comp. R. Allan Cadwallader 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 

Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 

in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Ex. Sir and Companions: 

It is with much pleasure I submit my report on the condition of 
Royal Arch Masonry in London District No. 2. 

My sincere thanks go to the Principals and Past Principals of 
London District No. 2 for the honour they conferred on Wawanosh 
Chapter No. 15 and myself, in nominating and acclaiming me to the 
office of Grand Superintendent and to M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule 
for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Edmund E. Bredin as my 
Secretary. Ex. Comp. Bredin accompanied me on all of my official 
visits as well as many other visits throughout the District. His dedica- 
tion to the duties of this office was of great benefit to London District 
in general and to your Grand Superintendent in particular. 



42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I will not take the time or the space to mention all of my visits. 
I feel I should mention our Chapter of Instruction on November 12, 
1977. 

It was held at Strathroy with ten Chapters from London District 
represented. A total of 45 Companions attended. The Planning Module 
was presented by V. Ex. Comp. Lyle James, R. Ex. Comp. Edward 
Carson and V. Ex. Comp. Henry Maaten. R. Ex. Comp. Hal Banks 
presented instructions on planning a Master Mason's night which was 
followed by the film "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". Copies of the 
Planning Module were presented to the First Principal of each Chapter 
in the District for their personal use and guidance. This file is to be 
passed on to the incoming First Principals. R. Ex. Comp. Edward 
Elcombe gave instructions and answered questions regarding the New 
Ritual. 

Membership — For the year ending December 31, 1977 the District 
had a net increase of 2 members. This figure is not truly indicative 
of the activity in London District as there were 86 initiations, affilia- 
tions and restorations. This figure was offset by 35 deaths, 13 sus- 
pensions and 16 withdrawals. Initiations varied from a low of 1 to a 
high of 15 for the year. 

Attendance — The average attendance of the membership for the 
fourteen Chapters was 17.4 Companions per meeting. It ranged from a 
low of 12 members average per meeting to a high of 27. The executive 
of each Chapter should consider a solution to this problem of low 
attendance at our convocations. 

The average attendance of visitors for the fourteen Chapters was 
5 Companions. This represented a low of 1 to a high of 8 Companions 
average per meeting. I would suggest that each Chapter have a 
visitation committee consisting of several Officers and Companions. 
Each chapter could send a representative to other Chapters throughout 
the District. It is only through visitations that you get return visits 
from other Chapters. 

Financial Standing of Chapters — With the exception of two or 
three, most Chapters seem to be relatively sound financially. Several 
Chapters have a good number of Companions over 12 months in arrears 
of dues. This figure represents 3.5% of the total membership. 

Dues Structure — Dues for members ranged from a low of $8.00 
per year to a high of $20.00 per year. Initiation fees varied from a 
low of $50.00 to a high of $125.00. These Chapters on the low end of 
the scale should possibly review their yearly dues and their fees for 
initiation. 

Chapter Meetings — Business — For the most part business meet- 
ings were conducted in a most efficient manner. Some repetition at 
business meetings could be eliminated — e.g. First Principal asking 
Principal Sojourner or the Second Principal the next order of business. 
Lengthy discussions could be eliminated if subject was discussed prior 
to being introduced on the floor of the Chapter, possibly at an executive 
meeting. 

Degrees — It will be noted on my reports that the degree work was 
rated from good to excellent. The main criteria in rating the degree 
was the sincerity in which the work of the degree was conferred. 
There were some rituals evident during degree work. Some Chapters 
are having a problem with a lack of new officer material and are doing 
their best to remedy this situation. 

Royal Arch Masonry In General — Without going into detail on the 
condition of R.A.M. in every Chapter I would say that in general the 



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condition of R.A.M. in London District has made progress during the 
past year. Lack of candidates is of prime concern in some Chapters, 
while most Chapters are experiencing relatively poor attendance at 
their meetings especially when expressed as a percentage of their total 
membership. The stronger Chapters in the District should strive to 
support those Chapters who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining 
officers and new members. We can encourage these Chapters by our 
attendance at their meetings. Listed below are some of the effective 
steps taken by some Chapters to increase attendance at meetings and 
to create more interest among its membership and they are recommended 
for others: 

— Inter Chapter visitations 

— New Members Night 

— Master Masons Night 

— Degree conferred or exemplified by London District Degree Team 

— Ladies' Nights 

— Annual family picnic 

— Chapter Birthday Party 

— Meet the Principals Night. 

Companions, we should all strive to preserve that bond of union 
and fraternal love which has ever been the foundation of our Masonic 
structure. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend my thanks to the Officers and 
Companions throughout the District for the many courtesies extended 
to me and for their co-operation during my year in office. I would be 
remiss if I did not thank the present and past Grand Chapter officers 
for their support. 

I extend to my successor my heartiest congratulations and trust 
the Companions throughout the district will give him the same support 
they have given me. 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Norman Card 
Grand Superintendent 

The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter, 

Royal Arch Masons, of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

It is my privilege and pleasure to submit this report of the activi- 
ties and events of Wilson District No. 3 for the current Masonic year 
of our Royal Craft. 

May I initially express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the 
Companions of Ezra Chapter for their nomination and to the Principals 
and Past Principals of Wilson District for their confidence in electing 
me to this highly esteemed office. Most Excellent Sir, my deepest 
appreciation for your confirmation of the same. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. N. Eric Jensen as my 
Secretary. It was a reciprocal pleasure to work with Ex. Comp. Jensen 
during my tenure of office and we all appreciated the capable manner 
with which he discharged the responsibilities of his office. 

I had the pleasure to appoint Ex. Comp. C. 0. Barber as the Chair- 
man of the Bursary Committee and R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Ferguson as the 
Director of Masonic Education. Both of these highly respected Com- 
panions carried out the duties of their respective offices with the deepest 
sincerity and cogency. At each of my Official Visits, I was warmly 
greeted, welcomed and graciously presented with all the Masonic cour- 



44 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

tesies indigenous to the office of your personal representative. On 
each visit, I was able to witness a degree of dignified and impressive 
sincerity and was also accorded an opportunity to present an address 
to the Companions for their immediate and future contemplation. 

I was able to visit each of our Chapters on numerous occasions 
fraternally and to be present for each Installation and Investiture of 
the Officers and to make several presentations to worthy Companions 
on behalf of Grand Chapter. 

Numerically, we show a slight decline and in some instances we 
have Past Principals filling some of the progression of chairs. How- 
ever, may I suggest that when the need arises, there is a dedicated 
Companion able and willing to accept the responsibilities of the office. 

In our contemporary day and age, we appreciate the fact that 
there are many outside demands made upon our Companions for their 
time and talents and that those who are presently active in our Chapters 
are making such a positive contribution which will well insure Royal 
Arch Masonry in Wilson District a progressive future. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Easson 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion Wm. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

I would like to express my thanks for the privilege of serving 
under you as Grand Superintendent of Wellington District No. 4, and 
for confirming that election. 

To the Principals of Ionic Chapter No. 83, for nominating me for 
this high office. To the members of the Principals' Association and all 
Principals and Past Principals of Wellington District No. 4, I say 
thank you. The re-instating of the Travelling Key Stone by the Prin- 
cipals' Association helped a great deal and promoted the visitaton of 
the Chapters which is a major concern in getting the most out of R.A.M. 

Ex. Comp. Douglas F. Clark consented to act as my Secretary and 
accompanied me on all my Official Visits and some informal visits. He 
did a magnificent job and a Superintendent couldn't ask for anyone any 
better, my sincere thanks Excellent Sir. 

As in most all Districts there are some rough spots which are 
only human. It creates a challenge. But glad to report these matters 
are all cleared up and Royal Arch Masonry is progressing in a very 
sincere and meaningful manner. 

I found in all my Official Visits whether Degrees were conferred 
or exemplified that sincerity and a sense of purpose was held in high 
esteem. 

The New Ritual in most of Wellington District No. 4 is now in 
practice and has been received with enthusiasm, only three out of the 
nine Chapters didn't use it. But as soon as they get their new books 
they assured me they would have it up for the coming year. 

I would also like to thank Ex. Comp. Ron Eales of Guelph Chapter 
No. 40, who has been my Bursary Committee Chairman and presented 
Bursary Funds on my behalf. Job well done Ron and thanks again. 

Thanks to all the Grand Chapter Officers, Past and Present and 
to all Royal Arch Masons of Wellington District No. 4, and also visitors 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 45 

who attended our Centennial Year at Ionic Chapter, and to all the Royal 
Arch Masons who attended my Official Visits. 

During my term of office, I had the pleasure of presenting a few 
certificates to newly confirmed Royal Arch Masons. 

Wellington District had four (4) — 50 year Jewels; eight (8 — 25 
year Past Principal's Jewels. I was honoured to present some of these 
and thank the delegated members who assisted me on my behalf. 

In closing, Most Ex. Sir, I would like to thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Conley for the assistance he has given me throughout the year and to 
all Companions for their kindness on what proved to be a most pleasur- 
able and wonderful experience. 

To my Successor, may I extend hearty congratulations on his 
appointment and may his year be filled with a warm welcome and 
cooperative support which was so sincerely extended to me and I offer 
my support to him, that his year can be as rewarding as mine. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 

Rt. Ex. Comp. John McFeeters 
Grand Superintendent 

To Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, The Grand Council, all Grand 

Chapter Officers. 
Most Ex. Sir: 

I deem it a great honour and privilege to have served as District 
Grand Superintendent of Hamilton District #5, and wish to express 
my sincere thanks to the Principals and Past Principals, of District #5 
for their support in electing me to this High Office and also to The 
Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule for confirming my election. 

I had the honour and privilege of appointing Ex. Comp. Glenn E. 
Hyland, my Secretary, who has been most efficient in his services. He 
has extended loyal support and co-operation, and I owe him many 
thanks for making my year a success. 

A very sincere thanks to the Principals and Past Principals of 
McKay Chapter #243 for this honour and their support. 

I called a meeting of the Principals to consult with them to plan 
the Official Visits and I was able to complete them as scheduled. 

On each visit I was graciously introduced and fully received with 
dignity and respect as the representative of Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. 
Sproule. 

It was very encouraging to find the books of the Scribe E.'s of all 
the Chapters very efficient and well kept. I found all Chapters in 
District No. 5 are doing very good work and seem to be progressing 
nicely. In visiting Caledonia Chapter #236, I discovered a definite 
improvement after several years without any advancement. This year 
they had 5 initiations and needless to say the prospects of this Chapter 
are on the mend. 

District #5 has lost two very devoted members of Royal Arch 
Masonry in the persons of Rt. Ex. Comp. John Lee, and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Mel Spiers, who have been called to the great beyond from which no 
traveler returns. May the blessing of the Most High be with them 
and their families. 

A Divine Service for District #5 was held at Emmanuel United 
Church, Hamilton. Rev. George Saunders, pastor, conducted a very 
impressive and interesting service, with Emmanuel Choir in attendance. 



4fi GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I was pleased to share this service with my Companions and their 
ladies. 

I visited each Chapter before my Official Visit to acquaint myself 
with the First Principal and Companions. Attended all Installations 
but Ancaster and St. Clair due to my Blue Lodge. 

It was very interesting and instructive to attend the School of 
Instruction at Grand Chapter Convocations in Niagara Falls, also 
Brampton, and Executive Meeting in Midland. 

I was a guest with St. John's Chapter to Brighton Installation. 
Attended Dedication at Cobourg and 100 year anniversary at Ionic 
Chapter Orangeville and Aylmer, Ladies' Night with King David Chap- 
ter and Wellington Square Lodge, also Ladies' Night with Ancaster 
Chapter and Seymore Lodges, both were very enjoyable evenings. 

My highlight was the reception given by the Principals' Association 
of District #5, for our Grand Z. and our Ladies, in the Masonic Temple, 
Hamilton. Most Ex. Comp. Wm. Sproule spoke on our relationship with 
our Blue Lodge. We must not neglect it. 

April 13th — V. Ex. Comp. Sidney Winterbottom received his 25 
year Past Principals' Jewel, presented by Rt. Ex. Comp. Percy Barr. 

I had the honour of presenting a 50 year Past Principals' Jewel to 
Ex. Comp. H. Warner, assisted by First Principal of Keystone Chapter, 
Ex. Comp. David Felker, D.D.G.M. of Hamilton District B. 

Assisted Rt. Ex. Comp. Percy Barr in presenting Grand Chapter 
Regalia to Ex. Comp. Stanley Chisholm. Presented several Royal Arch 
Certificates. I was to have presented Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Mar- 
shall of Hiram Chapter with his 25 year Past Principals' Jewel on Jan. 
27th, but due to storm this will be done at a later date. 

It has been a pleasure working with the Grand Z. and his Grand 
Council. It has been an honour to have served in Most Ex. Comp. 
Sproule's year as my wife was a Sproule, my many thanks for cour- 
tesies extended to her when she was with me. 

In closing I wish to assure you I have done my best and wish again 
to thank all my Companions of the District for their loyalty and 
support during my year of office and I know my successor will receive 
all the support and acts of kindness that have been afforded me. To 
him my heartiest congratulations and may he have a very prosperous 
and happy year with good health. 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Stanley E. Wheeler 
Grand Superintendent 

To Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal: 
Most Ex. Sir: 

It was with pride that I served as your representative in -Huron 
District, No. 6. I should first like to thanks the Companions of Huron 
Chapter, No. 30, for nominating me for the office of Grand Superin- 
tendent, the past and present Principals of Huron District for granting 
me an acclamation, and you, Most Ex. Sir, for confirming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Leonard Boyce as 
my Secretary. Ex. Comp. Boyce accompanied me on all my Official 
Visits; his encouragement, support, and advice contributed greatly to 
Royal Arch Masonry throughout the District. 

On May 17, Bruce Chapter, No. 53, Petrolia, made a fraternal visit 
to Huron Chapter, accompanied by Rt. Ex. Comp. R. Allan Cadwallader, 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 47 

Grand Superintendent of London District, No. 2, and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Sam Mitchell, Grand Principal Sojourner. 

On June 7, I presented the Twenty-five Year Past Principal's Jewel 
to Ex. Comp. Howard Dungey, of Elliot Chapter, No. 129, Mitchell and 
on June 21, the Fifty Year Jewel to Ex. Comp. Harry Ford of Huron 
Chapter, Goderich. 

The workshop for the newly elected Grand Superintendents held 
at the Masonic Temple in Brampton in June, I found most helpful as a 
preparation for the work of the year. 

On September 8, it was my pleasure to be host to the Scribe E. 
and three ruling Principals of the Chapters in the District for dinner, a 
fraternal gathering, and a programme of Masonic Education and Stimu- 
lation, to engender a spirit of co-operation, and to encourage inter- 
Chapter visitations. Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart of the Grand 
Executive addressed the assembly. All the Chapters within the District 
were represented. We regretted that our Grand Third Principal, Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott was unable to be present. 

On September 6, the District was shocked to learn of the sudden 
passing of Rt. Ex. Comp. George Smith of Tecumseh Chapter, No. 24, 
Stratford, and a past Grand Principal Sojourner. Rt. Ex. Comp. Smith 
was recognized as the Dean of Royal Arch Masons in Huron District 
and is sadly missed. 

On my Official Visit to Lebanon Chapter, No. 84, Wingham, I 
presented V. Ex. Comp. John McLean with his Twenty-five Year Past 
Principal's Jewel. 

Huron Chapter paid a return visit to Bruce Chapter, Petrolia on 
September 6, giving me an opportunity to return Rt. Ex. Comp. Allan 
Cadwallader's visit to Huron District. 

On my Official Visit to Tecumseh Chapter, No. 24, Stratford, First 
Principal Stuart McTavish and I presented the regalia of a Grand 
Steward to V. Ex. Comp. William B. May. Stratford is becoming an 
important Masonic centre. Not only is it the home of Tecumseh and 
Stratford Lodges, and Tecumseh Chapter, but of St. Elmo Preceptory, 
Huron Council, U.D., Royal and Select Masters, Cryptic Rite, Edwin 
York Rite College of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, 
Avon Conclave, and of Stratford-on-Avon Shrine Club. 

On October 15, the film "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" was 
viewed by the brethren of Tecumseh Lodge and their visitors. On that 
occasion an Edwin York Rite College Degree Team conferred the Master 
Mason Degree. 

On October 18, the Principals, Officers, and Companions of Huron 
Chapter arranged a banquet to mark my official visit to my home 
Chapter, which I deeply appreciated. The number of members, visitors, 
and Grand Chapter officers present was gratifying and encouraging. 

I presented the Twenty-five Year Past Principal's Jewel to Rt. Ex. 
Comp. John McFadyen, on my Official Visit to Havelock Chapter, No. 
63, Kincardine on October 19. 

Companions from all over the District attended the Divine Service 
at North Street United Church, Goderich, on October 23. The Rev. 
Ralph King conducted the service and Dr. Elizabeth Bridgman, who 
spoke of her imprisonment and on her missionary work in Angola, was 
the guest speaker. It was an honour to have a part in the service and 
a privilege to have my Companions worship in my home church. 

Also in October, I attended the Grand Chapter Executive Meeting 
at Midland, and reported on activities in Huron District. 

It was good to see so many Companions (including Past Grand 



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Chapter Officers) present on November 8 to see Rt. Ex. Comp. J. W. 
Joynt receive his Sixty-Year Jewel and to pay him tribute for sixty 
years of service to Lucknow Chapter, No. 147, and Huron District. I 
had the privilege of making the presentation, being assisted by his son, 
Ex. Comp. George Joynt. Following the ceremony, Rt. Ex. Comp. Joynt 
received Grand Honours and assisted in disarranging the Word. 

At the fall meeting of the Principal's Association, held in Strat- 
ford on November 9, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart showed "The Saga 
of the Holy Royal Arch" to an appreciative gathering. 

My Official Visit to St. James Chapter, No. 46, St. Marys was 
noteworthy, with First Principal John Puttock's initiating his son and 
two other young men. 

I attended Lebanon Chapter, No. 84, Wingham's Ladies' Night on 
November 18 and responded to the Toast to Grand Chapter with the 
gracious consent of our Grand Third Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Scott, who was the guest speaker. 

On January 2, I visited Keystone Chapter, No. 224, Hamilton, where 
my father had been initiated in 1929. Rt. Ex. Comp. John McFeeters, 
Grand Superintendent of Hamilton District No. 5 and Ex. Comp. Keith 
Evans, the newly installed First Principal of Keystone Chapter asked 
me to disarrange the Word and respond to the Toast to Grand Chapter, 
courtesies I appreciated. 

At the Installation Ceremony of Bernard Chapter, No. 146, Listowel, 
Most Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay invited me to share Grand Honours with 
him, an honour I shall long cherish. 

I attended as many Installations as possible. Unfortunately, four 
Installations were held on the same evening, a situation which I hope 
can be avoided in the future. The Principals' Association's Installation 
Team under the direction of Rt. Ex. Comp. Ross Kercher of the Malloch 
Chapter Seaforth, and Ex. Comp. Percy Armstrong of Tecumseh Chap- 
ter, Stratford, installed the officers of the Malloch and Lebanon Chap- 
ters. 

Unfortunately, space does not permit me to refer to all my visits, 
past or projected. Huron Chapter is planning a Master Masons' Night 
with the assistance of Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, and I expect to 
pay a fraternal visit to Lapeer Chapter, No. 91, Lapeer, Michigan. 

Two of the Chapters within the District are facing difficulties. I 
am endeavouring to keep them active with the assistance of the Prin- 
cipals' Association, Edwin York Rite College, and sister Chapters. 

I am indebted to Rt. Ex. Comps. Walter Neable, Ross Kercher, 
Bert Mennie, William Treble, and Ex. Comp. James DeZeeuw, President 
of the Principals' Association, for their constant encouragement and 
support. I am grateful to the Principals, Officers and Companions of 
Huron Chapter for making this venture possible. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

Rt. Ex. Comp. John M. Livingstone 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch 

Masons of Canada. 
Most Ex. Sir: 

I submit my report on Royal Arch Masonry in Niagara District #7. 

I would like to express my thanks to McCallum Chapter #29 for 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 49 

nominating me, to Niagara District Principals' Association for endors- 
ing me, and to yourself, Most Ex. Sir, for confirming my election as 
Grand Superintendent. 

I was pleased to appoint Ex. Comp. Eric Stabler as my Secretary, 
and he accompanied me on all my Official Visits as well as many 
others. His untiring effort on my behalf was sincerely appreciated, 
and he was courteously received by all Scribe E.'s. I also appointed 
Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol to be Chairman of the District Bursary Com- 
mittee. Ex. Comp. Ozol was Chairman last year, and had done such 
an outstanding job, I had no hesitation in asking him to carry on. 

My thanks also to Rt. Ex. Comp. Allyn Fast and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Clark Brooks who as Vice-Chairmen of Masonic Education and Guid- 
ance assisted me in this important duty, and to Rt. Ex. Comp. George 
DeQuetteville, Member of the Grand Executive, for his counsel and 
friendship. 

I was able to visit all Chapters in the District before my Official 
Visits, and many times after. I was graciously and properly received 
as your representative on all occasions. 

On my Official Visit I was accompanied by a Sister Chapter and 
many Grand Chapter Officers, to whom I offer my sincere appreciation 
of their support. 

I found the Ritual to be in general, very well done, taking into 
consideration, that all Chapters have been using the New Ritual since 
last September, and I am fully confident when the New Ritual becomes 
official after the Convocation in April, that all Chapters will be con- 
versant with it. The New Ritual has been very well received and all 
Chapters have been using their time well in preparation for April. 

According to the Annual Reports submitted by all Chapters, I 
found that our membership is down by 18, due mainly to the sad 
passing of our beloved Companions, but I am pleased to report that 
new applications are being received, and that the spirit of the Com- 
panions in the District is very high. 

Smithville Chapter #240, though small in numbers, is progressing, 
and gaining new members. My thanks to Grimsby Chapter, McCallum 
Chapter, and all other Chapters in the District who have assisted 
Smithville Chapter in any way to keep this Chapter "ticking over". 
This is Masonry at its best. 

The highlights of my year include: 

The Workshop at Brampton, where I gained valuable information 
as to my duties, giving me the opportunity to get acquainted with my 
fellow Grand Superintendents. 

When Grimsby Chapter invited my wife and I to attend their 
Dinner Dance, and gave me the opportunity to speak on the Bursary 
Fund. 

The Grand Executive Meeting in Midland, followed by a Banquet 
and Dance, sponsored by Kichikewana Chapter. 

Our own District Divine Service, attended by the Grand Third 
Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott and an excellent turnout of Com- 
panions from the District. 

The Christmas Party held by McCallum for all Companions and 
Craft Members and their wives, over 60 being present, including the 
Grand Third Principal and his gracious wife. 

When I accompanied you to St. John's Chapter #48 at Cobourg 
for the Dedication of their Chapter Room and be a member of the 
Installing Board at the Installation of the Officers. 



50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I was also privileged to attend Brock University, St. Catharines, 
and present a cheque from the Bursary Fund to a son of one of our 
Companions. I was accompanied by V. Ex. Comp. Charles Sankey, 
Chairman of the Grand Chapter Bursary Fund, who arranged for the 
presentation of the cheque in the presence of the Dean. 

I was honoured to be able to present on your behalf, two Fifty Year 
Jewels, and two Twenty-Five Past Principal's Jewels, and also several 
Royal Arch Mason Certificates. 

I received an invitation from the Worshipful Master of Merrit 
Lodge in Welland to give a talk on Royal Arch Masonry and my thanks 
to Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart who supplied me with additional 
material, which enabled me to "spread the word". 

I am also pleased to report that the Principals' Association of 
Niagara District is a strong viable force, and the spirit of harmony 
prevails. 

In conclusion, my sincere thanks to all Companions of the District 
for their kindness to me, in the warmth of their reception. It has been 
a most memorable year, one which I will treasure for a long time. 

My congratulations to you Most Ex. Sir, for your inspired leader- 
ship and friendly manner, I have been honoured to serve Grand Chapter 
during your tenure of office. 



TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8A 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby 
Grand Superintendent 

To Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Dear Sir and Most Excellent Companion: 

I hereby respectfully submit my report on the Condition of Royal 
Arch Masonry in Toronto District 8A. 

My first duty, Most Excellent Sir, is to thank you for confirming 
my election to the position of Grand Superintendent, then to the Past 
and Present Principals of Lebanon Chapter, #220, for nominating me, 
and lastly to the Past and Present Principals of the District for electing 
me. 

My first Official Act was to appoint Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline as 
my Secretary, followed by Ex. Comp. George S. Jqhnson of Humber 
Chapter #246 as District Communications Chairman and Editor of "In 
the Quarries", and Ex. Comp. John Kline as District Bursary Chair- 
man. 

The practice of immediately holding a meeting of the Ruling 
Principals' Council was continued on May 1st, 1977, at Weston Temple 
at which the Official Visits, Degrees to be worked, and Masonic 'Educa- 
tion and Guidance Nights were set up. 

The addition of my immediate predecessor Rt. Ex. Comp. George 
Hinchliff to our Vice-Chairmen of Masonic Education and Guidance 
gave the District the powerful team of Rt. Ex. Comps. Gordon H. Stuart, 
William J. Boston and of course George Hinchliff, all of whom were 
invaluable to me during my year. A large portion of their guidance 
was to the Grand Superintendent! 

I was warmly and sincerely greeted on all 14 of my Official Visits, 
and a Degree was worked at each. The standard of work was high, 
although occasionally, assistance was needed from other Chapters. 



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A Joint Education and Guidance night was hosted by the 3 Chap- 
ters which meet at Weston Temple on November 18th, 1977, and was 
well attended, as was the Joint District Divine Service on October 2nd, 
1977. My thanks go to Rt. Ex. Comp. James W. Pearce and to District 
8 for their ever present help on that occasion. 

I attended in your Retinue, Most Excellent Sir, at Aylmer, Orient, 
and Ionic (Orangeville) Chapters on their 100th Anniversaries, St. 
John's #48 Cobourg, at Port Hope, for the Investiture of the Grand 
Chaplain, and Receptions for the Grand Z., at Hamilton, and assisted 
for District 8A at the Reception held at York Temple by Districts 
8 and 8A, and the Dedication and Installation at St. John's #48, Cobourg. 

The Installation of Officers of Mount Sinai #293, New York, in 
Buffalo, Occident Lodge, Toronto for R.W. Bro. Charles W. Emmett 
Night, the Grand Executive Meeting at Midland, inter-lodge visit to 
Springville, New York, and as your Representative at Mount Sinai 
#212 Chapter, Richmond Hill for their Welfare Night, Man of the Year 
Night, and 60th Anniversary celebrations. 

In company with V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, and Ex. Comp. 
Raymond Furness, two Fifty Year Jewels were presented to members 
of The St. Clair Chapter #231, at their homes, as well as my visit to the 
home of Comp. Thomas J. Walsh, of Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui 
#1, Chapter to present his 60 year marker. He is the oldest member of 
that Chapter, and four 25 year Past Principals' Jewels were presented 
in different Chapters. A few Awards Nights, were attended at Colleges 
to present the recipients with their R.A.M. bursary awards. 

My wife and I were cordially welcomed at many Ladies' Nights 
in Ontario. 

Grand Chapter Bursary Fund has been well represented by Ex. 
Comp. John Kline, who is to be congratulated on his efforts. "In the 
Quarries" has been a fine source of Inspiration to the Principals of the 
District, and my thanks go to Ex. Comp. George S. Johnson for his 
Sterling efforts in the field of Communications. 

The New Ritual is now in use in almost all of the District, and, 
apart from a few "teething troubles", is going well and has been well 
received. 

I would like to thank the Grand Lecturer and his Staff for their 
invaluable help and advice, given freely, promptly, and at sometimes 
very inconvenient times. Rt. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, Grand 
Scribe E., for his patient and always forthcoming help and comfort, and 
to my Secretary, Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline, who has on many occa- 
sions, brought his considerable Craft experience into play, which has 
helped me enormously. 

To the Joint Welfare Committee and R.A.M. Kidney Dialysis Fund 
Committee, also my thanks and good wishes. 

All Installations in the District were attended, as well several in 
other Districts, two of which were postponed due to a snowstorm. 

It is unfortunate that our numbers are slightly down in the District 
due to deaths, withdrawals and suspension, which in the future we hope 
will be overcome by the inflow of new Candidates. 

I would conclude by thanking all those Companions who attended 
me on my visits and at Installations, and thank all who made my term 
of office an experience I shall always remember. 



52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 (EAST) 

Rt. Ex. Comp. James W. Pearce 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal 

Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 
Dear Sir and Most Ex. Comp.: 

I submit my year end report on the condition of Capitular Masonry 
throughout the Toronto East District for the twelve month period ending 
April, 1978. 

I wish to thank my Companions of York Chapter #62 for their 
support, encouragement and nomination, and my Companions of Toronto 
District No. 8 for electing me to the esteemed office of Grand Superin- 
tendent. I thank you, sir, for concurring in their selection and con- 
firming me as your personal representative. It is a privilege and 
and honour to have served my Companions in this capacity. 

It was my pleasure and first official duty to appoint Ex. Comp. 
Alwyn E. Mills as my Secretary. This dedicated Mason accompanied 
me on all Official Visits, to every Installation, as well as many, many 
casual visits, social events, out-of-District and Grand Council visitations, 
in addition to keeping my calendar and correspondence in order. He 
has been an efficient and strong support for me. 

For several years V. Ex. Comp. Jos. Bell of Victoria Chapter No. 
205 has served the office of Bursary Chairman in a most courteous and 
proficient manner and I was most pleased that he agreed to another 
term. My regret and his, I am certain, is that his duties could not 
have been more onerous during this year. 

I was well received by every Chapter on my Official Visits and 
courtesies were extended in a dignified and proper manner as befitting 
to the personal representative of the Grand First Principal. Generally, 
the degree work was well presented although there were one or two 
instances where the ritual knowledge of individual officers could have 
stood some improvement. Subsequent visits gratifyingly proved the 
work to have been corrected, and I believe that individual initiative as 
much as senior officer encouragement was responsible, showing that 
the Companions are devoted to the working of good and proper ritual. 

In this latter regard, I must commend the efforts of the several 
District "Grand Chapter" degree teams for their excellent presentations 
in various Chapters in the District. Their ritual workings have been 
a benchmark of inspiration. In this same vein, the Co-Chairman of the 
District Masonic Education and Guidance Committee, Rt. Ex. Com- 
panions Edward Elcombe, William Morgan and Harvey Wilson have 
proved a valuable fount of knowledge by their numerous appearances 
and discourses throughout the district. 

The Ruling Principals' Association, always a strong assist to the 
Grand Superintendent, having suffered a grievous blow in the loss of 
its President during mid-term of last year, re-formed strongly under a 
new executive headed by Ex. Comp. Norman Gurr of Beaver Chapter. 
The effects were apparent in an augmented attendance by Officers 
and Companions at Official Visits and other Chapter occasions, as well 
as a greater sense of cohesiveness among the district officers. It was 
with Ex. Comp. Gurr's direction that a District-wide event, the Grand 
Superintendent's Ball was organized with the assistance of the Officers 
of the Association and ruling Principal, resulting in a sell-out attend- 
ance in the Thornhill Temple. 



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It was an honour to be the Superintendent of the Toronto District 
hosting- an excellent Reception to you Sir, the M. Ex. Companion Grand 
First Principal. The host Chapter was York Chapter No. 62, Ex. Comp. 
Gordon Rennick, First Principal Z. A filled-to-capacity Chapter room 
and banquet hall attested the devotion and admiration of Royal Arch 
Masons. 

The combined Toronto Districts annual Divine Service was held 
October 2nd, 1977, in St. Georges-on-the-Hill Anglican Church, Isling- 
ton. It was well attended, including members of Grand Council. I could 
not help wishing that more of my Toronto East Companions could have 
enjoyed this communion by attending but likely the west suburban 
location was a deterrent to some. A more central location, I am certain, 
would see a greater support from both Districts. 

I was privileged and pleased to attend several events when the 
Grand Council was in attendance, including the Dedication of the St. 
John's, Cobourg, Chapter rooms on February 18th, 1978 and in which 
I was honoured to take a part. 

This year has been an extremely "social" year throughout District 
8. With perhaps one exception every Chapter has held a Ladies' Social 
evening, some have held two, others have organized general get-together 
evenings, and there were several Christmas parties which saw members' 
children in attendance. Succoth Chapter, Uxbridge, held both a very 
successful children's party and as well, a 'pot-luck' supper and movie 
night, both organized and cooked-for by Rt. Ex. Comp. Bill Morgan. 

There has been an evident upswing in membership in the District 
with respect to younger Masons joining. However, deaths, suspensions 
and withdrawals have resulted in a net loss of seven in total member- 
ship. Fifty percent of the District total for suspensions were accounted 
for by one Chapter, and were greater than the figure for net loss. 

I should like to give a special thank you for much effort put forth 
in behalf of the general welfare of Royal Arch Masonry and masonry 
in general by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart. He has capably and in- 
formatively presented talks accompanied by the excellent film "Saga 
of the Royal Arch" to gatherings of Masons in this District. However, 
a different 'twist' was added when, on two occasions, these talks were 
given, not in Chapter but to craft Masons following the closing of 
Lodges when a 'Chapter', partially prepared was set up for the infor- 
mation of craft Masons. Officers of King Solomon's Chapter assisted 
in the presentation before the members of Birchcliff Lodge and on the 
other occasion, to occur after this report to you, will be to the members 
of Orient Lodge with the assistance of the Officers of York Chapter. 
I would commend this method of acquainting craft Masons with our 
Royal Arch to other Chapters throughout the jurisdiction. 

This year has seen a greater intermixing between the two Toronto 
Districts, a good thing, although time has always been a premium. I 
have managed, as has the Superintendent of Toronto 8A, to visit 
Chapters in the twinned District and have greatly enjoyed the friendly 
reception afforded me. I, of course, attended every Installation of 
Chapters in my District, but on one occasion, knowing I was to arrive 
late, I was able to have Rt. Ex. Comp. Robt. Rigby attend in my stead 
and thank him for his courtesy in so doing. 

The Royal Arch Masons Welfare Committee of the combined 
Toronto Districts has taken on a project of considerable magnitude 
this year, the largest of all its forty-seven years. A sub-committee 
entitled the R.A.M. Kidney Dialysis Fund has set as a goal the raising 
of $10,000.00 from the Companions of the Toronto Districts to purchase 



54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

four Kidney Dialysis machines, to be placed in the Sunnybrook Medical 
Centre. Myself and Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby are Co-Chairmen of 
this fund and are being ably assisted by a committee of Past Grand 
Superintendents and Past Principals. We hope, by the time of Grand 
Convocation, to report success for our efforts and from the subscriptions 
received thus far I can assure you, sir, the fund is well within sight 
of its objective. Hopefully, the machines can be in place and operative 
in the fall of this year, for the benefit of all and as tangible proof of 
the charity of Royal Arch Masons. 

Lastly, I should like to thank the Past Grand Superintendents of 
the District for their assistance, support and counsel and the other Past 
Grand Officers for attending with me on many occasions. Theirs is 
a great strength to the District and much appreciated by myself and 
the Chapters of the District. 

In closing, my heartfelt appreciation is expressed to all for giving 
me the privilege and honour of serving Grand Chapter, Toronto District 
No. 8 and Royal Arch Masonry. To my successor I pledge my active 
support and wish him the enjoyment and warm spirit of co-operation 
which was my pleasure to receive this past year. 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

Rt. Ex. Comp. W. Saranchuk 
Grand Superintendent 

To Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 

of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

I respectfully submit my report on Capitulary Masonry in Georgian 
District #9. 

I would be remiss if I did not extend my sincere thanks to my 
nominator, and to each Chapter in District #9, for my success in being 
elevated to this high office. And, to Most Excellent Companion W. H. 
Sproule for the confirmation. I will be eternally grateful. 

The District meeting at Manitou Chapter in Collingwood confirmed 
the dates of my Official Visits to the Chapter in District #9, com- 
mencing with Seguin Chapter in June and ending with Manitou Chapter 
in Collingwood in November. My thanks to Manitou Chapter for hosting 
the District Meeting. 

All my Official Visits were completed on the days arranged and 
all of the Chapters conferred a degree. I must say I was very much 
impressed with the quality of the work. It appears that all Chapters 
in District #9 have a good future to look forward to. 

On each of my Official Visitations I stressed the importance of 
Masonic Education, Attendance, Visits to other Chapters, and Bene- 
volence. I suggested that those who were more faithful in their 
attendance could, and should encourage those who weren't. And, it is 
the duty of each member to assist the Ex. Z. to make the Chapter 
function as it should, not just the officers. 

There were many highlights on my Visitations. I had the great 
privilege of presenting a framed scroll of appreciation to Companion 
Patterson from his Chapter in Orillia for his many faithful and untiring 
years of service to the Chapter in visiting the sick and shut-in members 
of Couchiching Chapter. 

I had the honour of presenting a 25 year Past First Principal 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 55 

Jewel to Ex. Comp. Carl Whicher and V. Ex. Comp. Ted Hardman, both 
of Amabel Chapter. 

It was also an honour and a privilege to represent Grand Chapter 
at the joint installation of officers of Georgian Chapter, Chantry 
Chapter and Amabel Chapter. V. Ex. Comp. Ted Hardman acted as 
Installing First Principal for his twenty-fifth consecutive year. Not 
only was the work done well and there were a goodly number in 
attendance, but it afforded the D.G.S. an opportunity to attend the 
Installation of three Chapters in the one evening. I strongly recom- 
mend joint Installations. 

This has been a busy, exciting and very rewarding year for me 
but at this time of writing I feel somewhat disappointed. It seems I 
have just got to know the work, the Chapters, and the members, and 
now the year is just about over. My consolation though, is that I feel 
I would be received well at all the Chapters on any future visit I will 
make. 

It would take more space than I would be permitted to even briefly 
review each Chapter individually, and each Chapter has its own 
character, and its own good qualities. The work, the fellowship, the 
cordiality, and its pride varied with each Chapter, yet none outshone 
the other. 

The one main concern I had is attendance. It is my hope that all 
Chapters in District #9 will put special emphasis on attendance and 
encourage the casual attender to take a more active role in the work. 
Creating interest will surely increase attendance. It is also my hope 
that all Chapters will improve their contributions to the Benevolent 
Fund. Just think what only one dollar per member per year would do 
just in our District. It Is The Sum Of Only One Pack Of Fags. An 
education to someone and better health to us. 

Most Excellent Sir, and Companions, I say again that this has 
been a joyfully rewarding year for me and my one regret is that our 
year is so short. I am deeply grateful to the Chapters in District #9 
for receiving me so graciously and for listening to what I had to say so 
intently. To all those who were so helpful, especially Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Bill Campbell and V. Ex. Comp. Ted Hardman, I express my sincere 
thanks. 

To my successor, I extend my congratulations on his appointment. 
I know he will receive the same warm welcome and support I did, both 
from his District and from Grand Chapter. I will be very pleased and 
honoured to assist him in any and every way I can and will attempt 
to attend his Official Visits. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 

Rt. Ex. Comp. H. Bruce Tink 
Grand Superintendent 

To the Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, the Grand First Principal, 

Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 

of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Dear Most Excellent Sir: 

I submit the following report on Royal Arch Masonry as found in 
my official and fraternal visitations, travels and communications 
throughout Ontario District No. 10. 

May I sincerely thank the Companions of Palestine Chapter No. 
249 for my nomination and their support at Grand Chapter in Niagara 



5G GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Falls, and all the Present and Past Principals of the District for electing 
me to this important Office. Also to Most Ex. Comp. William H. 
Sproule for confirming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. W. A. L. Ayre as 
my Secretary. He accompanied me on my Official Visits as well as 
many other occasions. I will be forever grateful for the manner in 
which he has carried out his duties as well as to support his Chapter 
and District. 

I also appointed Ex. Comp. Royal Hall as the District Chaplain 
and Ex. Comp. Sid Lancaster as Chairman of the Bursary Fund. I 
would like to thank them for their support and the way they carried 
out their responsibilities. They also accompanied my Secretary and 
myself on many visits in the District. 

In consultation with the First Principals of the District and their 
Scribe E.'s, we completed the Trestle Board for the dates of the Official 
Visits and Installations, and also the date of the Divine Service. 

The first date of my Official Visit was Wednesday, May 25th, at 
Corinthian Chapter, Peterborough and the last one November 7 at 
Excelsior Chapter, Colborne. The Installations started on January 3 
at Pentalpha Chapter, Oshawa and concluded on Feb. 18th at St. John's 
Chapter, Cobourg. 

We were well received by all the Chapters on all our visits and 
have made many new friends as well as renewing many old acquain- 
tances. I have visited all the eleven Chapters at least twice and others 
several times more. 

We have in our District a very active Principals' Association, and 
during the year we have three meetings and all are well attended. 
There have been many worthwhile and interesting discussions on Capi- 
tular Masonry which have been very valuable to me and to the Principals 
and Past Principals of the District. 

During my term of Office I presented the following Past Principals 
with their 25-Year Past Principal Jewel: Ex. Comp. Dr. A. F. McKenzie 
and Ex. Comp. Harold Gibson of Palestine Chapter and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
A. G. Coppin of Pentalpha Chapter, also was present when V. Ex. Comp. 
Robert Temperton was presented with his regalia as Grand Steward 
by Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack Magee. At Midland Chapter I presented V. Ex. 
Comp. Robt. Mark with his Grand Chapter Certificate. 

I attended the One Hundred Anniversary of Ionic Chapter, Orange- 
ville, the Grand Executive Meeting in Midland and a Reception for 
Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule at Hamilton. 

The Divine Service for Ontario District No. 10 was held on October 
16, at Eldad United Church, Solina. There were about sixty Royal 
Arch Masons and their wives representing all Chapters in the District. 
Rt. Ex. Comp. William Rainey, Grand Chaplain, preached the * Sermon 
and following the Service a social hour was enjoyed by all. 

Some of the important occasions during my term was the Dedi- 
cation of the Temple for St. John's Chapter No. 48, Cobourg, and the 
Installation of Officers both being done by Grand Chapter Officers, 
also the Golden Anniversary of Palestine Chapter when about ninety 
Grand Chapter Officers and Companions of the District were present 
for the banquet and program in the Chapter. 

With my term of office almost completed I would like to thank 
all the Companions of the District for the support they have so gener- 
ously given me, and to Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Rt. Ex. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 57 

Comp. Frederick C. Conley and all the Grand Chapter Officers for their 
information and advice throughout the year. It has been greatly 
appreciated. 

In closing may I say that Capitular Masonry is prospering in 
District No. 10. It has been a very interesting and rewarding year for 
me and I pledge my support to the next Grand Superintendent and all 
the Companions of the District. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT NO. 11 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Walter R. Turton 
Grand Superintendent 

M. Ex. Comp. Wm. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons 

of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Dear Sir and M. Ex. Comp.: 

I herewith submit my report as Grand Superintendent of Prince 
Edward District #11. 

I would first like to express my thanks and gratitude to the Com- 
panions of the District for their confidence in electing me to this 
exalted office and to you, M. Ex. Sir, for confirming that election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Fred Bowman as my 
Secretary. To him I wish to extend my sincere thanks for his loyal 
assistance throughout the year. To my District Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. 
Rev. J. Payton, Public Relations Chairman Rt. Ex. Comp. A. McDonald 
and Bursary Chairman Rt. Ex. Comp. R. Bell my thanks for accepting 
these duties and for their co-operation throughout the year. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. E. Goodman was again appointed by Grand Chapter to the 
Education & Guidance Committee. He has been a great help to me 
as well as to the Chapters of the District during the past year. 

I was able to carry out all my required duties including Official 
Visitations to all Chapters, Installation Ceremonies and scheduled 
Inter-Chapter visits. The meetings were interesting in this year of 
transition as one never knew what to expect. Some opened and closed 
with the new Work and did the degree in the old, some used the new 
ritual for the whole ceremony and some, not quite as progressive, 
remained with the old throughout. I must at this point say how much 
I enjoyed the new Work and support it 100 per cent. It is a progressive 
step in Capitular Masonry and I am pleased to say that former sceptics 
are not quite as vociferous as they were about a year ago. 

I was very pleased with and grateful to the Companions of the 
District for their attendance at the District Divine Service held last 
October. Also to Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. Wm. Rainey, Grand Chaplain, 
who gave the address. It was most enjoyable socializing with the 
Companions and their guests at the social hour that followed. 

A number of long service jewels were presented during the year 
as follows: 50 year Jewel — Comp. Geo. Davis, Moira Chapter; 50 year 
Jewel — Comp. A. F. Clark, Presqu'ile, Brighton; 25 year Past Principals' 
Jewel — Rt. Ex. Comp. F. C. Lloyd, Madoc; 25 year Past Principals' 
Jewel — Ex. Comp. H. Denike, Quinte Friendship, Belleville; 25 year 
Past Principals' Jewel — Ex. Comp. A. R. Hicks, Prince Edward, Picton; 
25 year Past Principals' Jewel — Rt. Ex. Comp. Morley Hancock, Moira 
Chapter. It is always a pleasure to present these awards because 
they represent an invaluable contribution to Royal Arch Masonry in 
general and to their individual Chapters by the members being so 
honoured. 



58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statistically, I was gratified to see that the District at least held 
its own in membership after a number of years of losses. Attendance 
still remains low in some Chapters and while there are many contri- 
buting factors, poor or sloppy work could definitely be one of them. 

As my year draws to an end, I am sure I express the thoughts 
of my fellow Superintendents when I say the feeling nags me that I 
haven't done as much as I should in advancing Capitular Masonry in 
my District. I can only hope my addresses to the Companions were 
meaningful, my evaluations of their work fair and helpful and that I 
provided some motivation for improvement. 

Certainly it has been a rewarding year for me as I have gained 
in knowledge and understanding. I have enjoyed the work and the 
companionship, and offer my support to my successor as he too steps 
out into the unknown. 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT NO. 12 

Rt. Ex. Comp. T. Albert Irwin 
Grand Superintendent 

M. Ex. Comp. Wm. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons 

of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Dear Sir and M. Ex. Comp.: 

Sept. 9, 1977 — Visit to Sussex St. Lawrence Chapter #59. Ladies 
and Royal Arch Masons night. Messages from M. Ex. Comp. Dwight 
L. Mayne, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart spoke on Royal Arch 
Masonry, followed by a film "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". The 
evening was completed with a dance to 1:00 a.m. 

May 12, 1977— Visit to Maitland Chapter #68. Rt. Ex. Comp. T. 
A. Irwin was assisted by Rt. Ex. Comp. R. L. Gostlin in presenting two 
50 year R.A.M. Jewels to Ex. Comp. Stanley Hough and Comp. Harper 
Perrin, also two P.P. Jewels to Rt. Ex. Comp. E. B. Dangerfield and 
Rt. Ex. Comp. G. Purcell for 25 years. 

Sept. 8, 1977— Unofficial visit to Maitland Chapter #68. $1,000.00 
given by Chapter to building fund of Mount Zion Lodge #28. 

Sept. 18, 1977— Unofficial visit to St. Johns Chapter #112, Morris- 
burg. Ways and means of assisting Chapter discussed. 

Sept. 19, 1977— Visit to Glengarry Chapter #143 on the official 
visit of Rt. Ex. Comp. V. Garret, Grand Superintendent of the Ottawa 
District. R.A.M. degree conferred. 

Oct. 28, 1977— Official visit to Leeds Chapter #132, no degree con- 
ferred, open discussion on ways to assist Chapter over trying times. 

Nov. 7, 1977— Official visit to Sussex St. Lawrence Chapter #59. 
The Royal Arch Degree was conferred on available candidates. 

Nov. 15, 1977— Official visit to Grenville Chapter #22, Prescott, 
Ont. No degree conferred, last meeting to be held in this building. 

Nov. 16, 1977— Official visit to Covenant Chapter #113. M.E.M. 
degree conferred. Escorted in by music and bagpipes. 

Nov. 21, 1977— Official visit to St. Johns Chapter #112, Morrisburg, 
Ont. M.E.M. degree exemplified. 

Nov. 18, 1977— Official visit to Ancient Frontenac Chapter #1, 
Kingston, Ont. Discussion was held on changing meeting night from 
Friday to week night to increase Chapter attendance. 



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Dec. 8, 1977— Official visit to Maitland Chapter #68. M.E.M. degree 
conferred, also election of officers. Last meeting to be held at present 
location. 

Jan. 28, 1978 — Visit to Massena, N.Y. Chapter to honour Rt. Ex. 
Comp Bennett Abrams appoitment as Grand Representative of the 
Grand Chapter of Quebec to the Grand Chapter of the State of New 
York. 

March 15, 1978— Official visit by M. Ex. Comp. William A. Sproule 
to Covenant Chapter #113. M. Ex. Comp. Sproule escorted to Cornwall 
City Hall, introduced to Mayor Parisien and signed city Golden Book. 
Social hour at Masonic Temple at 5:30 p.m., followed by supper at 6:30 
p.m. Lodge opened at 8:00 p.m. M.M.M. degree conferred on candidate. 

In general Royal Arch Masonry seems to be in a stable position 
in St. Lawrence district. Both Grenville No. 22 and Maitland No. 68 
are meeting in temporary locations. Maitland No. 68 will have a new 
Chapter room and I feel that this should excite the Chapter some. At 
this time Grenville's permanent meeting place is undecided. 

Sussex-St. Lawrence No. 59, Ancient Frontenac No. 1, and Cove- 
nant No. 113 all appear very stable and the future looks promising. 

OTTAWA DISTRICT NO. 13 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Virgil C. Garrett 
Grand Superintendent 

To Most Excellent the Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

To the Companions of the Ottawa District 13 my thanks to you 
for the honour conferred upon me by electing me to the exalted office 
of the Grand Superintendent. My appreciation to you, Most Excellent 
Sir for confirming my election. My first duty was to appoint Ex. 
Comp. D. Alex McQuaid as my Secretary. I greatly appreciate the 
invaluable service and the sincere manner in which he fully carried 
out his duties. The numerous reports to be prepared were made 
easier by the V. Ex. Comp. Meirion Griffiths, P.G.S., Laurentian Chapter 
151, Pembroke, for leaving a legacy of proper business-like records in 
an indexed binder. This binder is available to interested Companions. 
Later, I had the pleasure to appoint the following officers who assisted 
me in many ways: Rt. Ex. Comp P. 0. McLaren, District Chaplain; 
Rt. Ex. Comp. W. T. Bradley, Chairman of Masonic Education and 
Public Relations; Rt. Ex. Comp. F. A. Simpson, P.D.G.S., Co-Chairman, 
Masonic Education; Rt. Ex. Comp. Cliff Meunier, District Bursary 
Chairman; and Ex. Comp. Lynn Prophet, Convener of the Royal Arch 
Ball. These Companions visited the Chapters on many occasions and 
encouraged the Companions to become involved in their respective 
Chapters. As you know, District 13 is a fairly large area and it was 
a great boost in having Rt. Ex. Comp. Bradley and Rt. E. Comp. 
Simpson share their work in visiting the Chapters for a variety of 
reasons. Their untiring efforts are giving light to all. We are 
fortunate to have such well informed Grand Chapter Officers. 

I am very grateful to Dochert Chapter No. 248, Arpnrior for 
hosting the District Meetings as well as the Principal and Past Prin- 
cipals' Association Meetings which were held consecutively. It is 
encouraging to report that this Association is taking the leadership 
in Capitular Masonry throughout our District 13. This is because of the 



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planning and enthusiasm of its President, V. Ex. Comp. Vic. Williams; 
Vice-President, Albert B. B. Sewell; and Secretary, Ex. Comp. Joe 
Marshall. At this time, I would be remiss in my duty, if I did not 
express my thanks to Ex. Comp. Sewell who accompanied me on nearly 
every formal and casual visit I made to the various Chapters. This 
Association is sponsoring the highlight event of our District which will 
be the Banquet and Royal Arch Ball to be held at the Community 
Arena, Metcalfe on Saturday, April the 8th, 1978 and the District 
Divine Service at the Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa at 
11:00 a.m., April 9th, 1978. Ex. Comp. M. John Moor, the Third 
Principal of Ottawa Chapter 222, Ottawa, conduct the Service. Our 
convener for the Banquet and Ball, Ex. Comp. Lynn Prophet, Kitchener 
Chapter 210, Russell is slowly regaining his health after a lengthy illness. 
We are indebted to Mrs. Prophet and Ex. Comp. Prophet for arranging 
this function at Metcalfe and for inviting* the Companions to their 
home after the Ball is over. The tradition is awaited with great 
delight and appreciation to a lovely couple. 

It was an honour to attend the Grand Superintendent's Workshop 
in June in Brampton; and to meet Rt. Ex. Comp. R. T. Rigby, Grand 
Superintendent of District No. 8A; to attend with the Most Excellent 
First Principal at the Fall Grand Executive Meeting at Midland, and 
to meet Rt. Ex. Comp. C. W. Easson, Grand Superintendent of Welling- 
ton District; and while on the way home to be invited to the home of 
Rt. Ex. Comp. H. B. Tink, Grand Superintendent of Ontario District 
who also invited me to his District Divine Service where we enjoyed a 
humorous and inspiring sermon by his District Chaplain, Ex. Comp. 
Rev. Wm. Rainey. It was also a pleasure to meet Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Wasile Saranchuk, Grand Superintendent of Georgian Bay District and 
to join in the celebrations of Kichikewana Chapter 167, Midland. 

I look forward to meeting Rt. Ex. Comp. H. B. Tink again at the 
50th year celebration of Palestine Chapter 249, Bowmanville and to the 
Dedication and Installation ceremonies of St. John's No. 48 at Cobourg 
on March 4, 1978. I have found that meeting the various Grand 
Superintendents of great assistance because of the mutual exchange of 
problems. I was received in every Chapter with dignity and genuine 
friendship. The degree work in the District was generally well done 
and all but one Chapter had a candidate to confer a degree upon. Those 
three or four Chapters that are experiencing difficult times are being 
aided by neighbouring Chapters which demonstrates the true spirit of 
our fraternity. For example, upon my Official Visit to Glengarry Chapter 
143 Maxville, it was very encouraging to observe the way that the 
Companions of the St. Lawrence District were assisting this Chapter 
and an honour to have Rt. Ex. Comp| T. A. Irwin, Grand Superintendent 
of the St. Lawrence District join me in the East. 

All Official Visits were adhered to except St. John's Chapter 146, 
Vankleek Hill which I had to postpone until October 27, 1977, because 
of lack of proper organization for an Official Visit. This Chapter may 
need to amalgamate with a Chapter nearby to survive. It has excellent 
taped music for all the degrees. This was done by their accomplished 
musician and First Principal Ex. Comp. Michael Whetstoke. If any 
Chapter would like their recordings of these tapes, please write to me 
for the particulars. 

It was a signal honour to present the hard-working Scribe Ezra of 
Maple Chapter 116, Carleton Place with his Grand Chapter Organists' 
Regalia, and the Very Ex. Comp. R. I. Cross, who also was awarded his 
25 year Jewel as a Past Principal. Congratulations! 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 61 

The general outlook for Royal Arch Masonry is good. St. Francis 
Chapter 133, Smiths Falls has had an excellent increase of 17 members. 
This is a result of their genuine concern for their Craft Brethren and 
their correct procedures and records which are a model for every 
Chapter to follow. I presented Ex. Comp. Dr. Walker with his 50 year 
Jewel as a Companion of this Chapter. On the evening of June 22, 1977 
I had the honour of presenting the District Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. P. 
0. McLaren, P.D.G.S., with a Jewel commemorating his 50 years as a 
Royal Arch Mason. Most Ex. Comp. Fred Welham and over 60 other 
friends and Companions attended a dinner in honour of this great man 
and Mason. At this function I also presented Ex. Comp. Gordon 
Lindsay and Ex. Comp. John H. Mather with their 25 year jewels as a 
Past Principal. All these presentations were a triple pleasure in that 
they are all members of my Chapter — Prince of Wales 226, Perth. 

As a memento to my Official Visits to each Chapter it was an 
honour to present my handcrafted work of a gavel and official key- 
stone. On the keystone I fastened a miniature one designed from the 
limestone I brought back from King Solomon's Quarry from the mem- 
orable trip that Mrs. Garrett and I took to the Holy Land. 

We benefitted greatly from the Chapter of Instruction on the new 
ritual which was hosted by Carleton Chapter 16, Ottawa, on February 
16, 1978. Rt. Ex. Comp. J. C. Ferguson, Embro, reviewed the main 
points of the new ritual which proved invaluable to those eight Chapters 
present. Comp. Benedict of Carleton Chapter No. 16 received his 50 
year Jewel as a R.A.M. 

Thank you Most Ex. Sir for your genuine hospitality and please 
thank your Grand Scribe Ezra for his assistance throughout the year. 
And to all Companions for their kindness and support in what proved to 
be a most involved and wonderful experience. 

In closing I would like to repeat my first thoughts that came to 
me while taking this great office. If Masonry be truly lived and 
faithfully exemplified, it never casts a shadow on a home, never wounds 
a human heart or wrongs a human soul. It is ever sensitive to the cry 
of the needy and responsive to the wants of the deserving. It may be 
regarded as one of the mighty forces of today working for the uplifting 
of society. May God Bless You and keep you and make His face to 
shine upon you, now and forever more. Amen! 



ALGOMA DISTRICT NO. 14 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Colin J. Ross 
Grand Superintendent 

M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, 

Toronto, Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companion: 

First, I would like to thank Golden Star Lodge No. 254 for the 
nomination, all Chapters in Algoma District No. 14 for the support in 
my election, and you Most Ex. Sir for confirming their choice of me as 
Grand Superintendent. 

My first task was to appoint a Secretary, being refused a number 
of times I decided to go it alone. It was a trying job arranging visita- 
tion dates, as some Chapters would not budge from their regular meet- 
ing date. I was under the impression that all Chapters in Algoma 
District were in favour of the "Circle Tour" proposed by Rt. Ex. Comp. 



02 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

C. A. Hellstrom, but with the poor cooperation from some Chapters this 
"Circle Tour" is impossible. 

I visited each Chapter once. Five of the seven Chapters taking: one 
day to go and one day to return makes it difficult to visit more than 
once. The attendance on my visits was very poor at most Chapters 
except the two with the smallest membership. The hospitality and 
friendship made up for the poor attendance. I was disappointed in one 
Chapter which never dined or escorted me to the Chapter. 

The degree work, the new and the old, was well done. Records 
were in good shape, except the filing system of one Chapter was a 
little sloppy. The summons of one Chapter was going- through a change, 
which could still be improved some. 

Our total membership was 981 on December 31, 1976. Our District 
had 40 applications, 32 deaths and withdrawals leaving* us with a total 
membership of 989 on December 31, 1977. I had hoped that Algoma 
District would have reached the 1,000 mark in 1977. 

On my visitations I tried to stress the point that "Participation" 
was more important than becoming a perfectionist. By this I meant 
that every Companion should try participating more in Chapter by doing 
a charge, filling a chair, preparing- the Chapter or just attending* Chapter 
meetings to meet and acquaint oneself with other Companions so that 
some sort of a good feeling would be achieved before leaving* the 
meeting. The good feeling, I hoped, would encourage more Companions 
to participate in Royal Arch Masonry. 

I felt that inter-Chapter visits, in most cases, would be overnight 
affairs. So we should communicate more through our summons, letters 
and the Keystone. This would help keep Capitular Masonry strong 
and alive in Algoma District, but only individual efforts of the Com- 
panions to participate would aid in reaching a lofty precept in Masonry 
namely "Brotherly Love". 

I learned a lot of Royal Arch Masonry on my visitations. Each 
Chapter has its own ideas and differences and the distance between 
the Chapters sort of puts them in a District of their own. My only 
hope now is that I can continue to share these ideas with other Com- 
panions as I meet them. 

Algoma District in general and Shuniah Chapter in particular 
were disappointed that the 1977 Convocation was not held in Thunder 
Bay as requested, to celebrate their 100th year. Our hope now is that 
Grand Chapter will consider a request from Algoma District in the 
future when the occasion arises. 

I had the pleasure of presenting 60 year numerals to W. Ex. Comp. 
J. C. W. Parsons on my visit to Shuniah Chapter. 

The Chapters in Algoma District are starving for some sort of 
Education, they are in doubt about small things like floor work, 
openings and closings, lectures, words, etc., but do not know what to 
ask for. Because of travelling distance a lodge of instruction is not 
feasible. I would like to see Grand Chapter start a program of one 
page leaflets of instruction or information on Royal Arch Masonry, 
that is one page per month to be sent to each Chapter, to create new 
interest. 

I travelled in excess of 2,500 miles, the closest Chapter being 90 
miles away and the farthest being 260 miles away from home. The 
promoting of Royal Arch Masonry in Algoma District was an easy 
enjoyable task, the travelling was labouring. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 63 

In concluding I feel that more cooperation from the Chapters in 
accommodating the Grand Superintendent on his visitations are neces- 
sary, that Past Grand Superintendents should let First Principals run 
the business of the Chapters and the end result will be harmony in 
the Chapters and friendship and brotherly love throughout the District. 

I will cherish this experience the rest of my earthly days Most Ex. 
Sir, it has been an honour and pleasure to have served you as Grand 
Superintendent of Algoma District No. 14 for the year 1977. 



NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 15 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Arthur J. Scott 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companion: 

It has been a privilege and honour to serve as Grand Superintendent 
of New Ontario District #15. I sincerely thank the Companions of St. 
John's Chapter #103 for my nomination and their support at Grand 
Chapter and all the Past and Present Principals of the District for 
electing me to this high office. My sincere thanks also to Most 
Excellent Companion William H. Sproule for .confirming my election. 

My first duty as Grand Superintendent was to appoint Ex. Comp. 
Albert W. Cant as my Secretary. To him I extend sincere thanks for 
his valued assistance during my term of office. 

The highlights of my term of Office as Grand Superintendent are 
as follows: 

On May 31st I was given the opportunity of presenting a Fifty 
Year Jewel to the most senior Companion of St. John's Chapter #103, 
Companion H. G. Lovell. 

On September 7th I journeyed to Sault Ste. Marie along with my 
wife to take part in the fraternal visit of Most Excellent Companion 
William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, and Mrs. Sproule to Algon- 
quin Chapter #102. This Convocation was very well attended by many 
Companions and their wives where a banquet took place before the 
meeting and following the meeting the film "Saga of the Holy Royal 
Arch" was shown along with the wives having been invited into the 
Chapter room. Many favourable comments were received. I thoroughly 
enjoyed this evening as did my wife. 

On September 23rd I again journeyed to Sault Ste. Marie for my 
Official Visit to Algonquin Chapter #102 accompanied by my Secretary, 
Ex. Comp. Albert W. Cant, Rt. Ex. Comp. A. S. Haley, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
R. C. Schmeler and Ex. Comp. Robert D. McConkey. The Supreme 
Degree of the Holy Royal Arch was conferred on five candidates 
where the work of the Officers was very well done. 

On October 15th I travelled to Espanola accompanied by Rt. Ex. 
Comp. R. C. Schmeler to make arrangements for a Chapter of Instruc- 
tion using the "New Work" and also to discuss with the Companions 
of Espanola Chapter on the ways and means that the Chapters in New 
Ontario District #15 could assist them in their difficulties. The mem- 
bers of Espanola Chapter #257 that were present were the Scribe E., 
Ex. Comp. A. H. Wood and the three sitting Principals. 

On October 20th I made my Official Visit to Tuscan Chapter #95 
in Sudbury accompanied by fourteen Companions from my Home Chap- 



64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ter, St. John's #103. The Mark Master Mason Degree was conferred 
on two candidates where the work of the Officers was extremely well 
done. 

On November 3rd I made my Official Visit to St. John's Chapter 
#103, my Home Chapter, which was very well attended. The Mark 
Master Mason Degree was conferred on one candidate where the work 
of the Officers was exceptionally well done. 

On November 19th with the assistance of the Companions of 
Espanola Chapter #257, I arranged a Chapter of Instruction using the 
"New Work". All Chapters in New Ontario District #15 were well 
represented with thirty-two Companions in attendance. We were very 
fortunate in having V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferg'uson of the Grand 
Chapter Revision and Editing Committee for the Work, Installation 
and Manual of Instruction Committee present who gave us valuable 
assistance in doing the Work properly and answering all our questions, 
to him I am eternally grateful. I, also, thank Most Ex. Comp. Charles 
W. Emmett for making it possible to have V. Ex. Comp. Ferguson 
present on this occasion. The opening and closing of the Mark Master 
Mason and Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch Degrees was con- 
ducted, as well as the entire Most Excellent Master Degree being con- 
ferred on a candidate from St. John's Chapter #103. We also held an 
open discussion with the Companions of Espanola Chapter #257 to see 
what assistance our different Chapters throughout New Ontario District 
#15 could provide to assist them in their difficulties. The day turned 
out to be a great success and I thank the Chapters for participating. 

I also attended the day of Instruction at Brampton for all Grand 
Superintendents as well as attending the Executive Committee meeting 
held in Midland. 

Although I have had a very good year in the Office of Grand 
Superintendent I am extremely disappointed that I could not get 
Espanola Chapter #257 on the move again even though I have offered 
assistance to help them. I have not made an Official Visit to this 
Chapter and the prospects are very dim that I will be able to. 

I was very well received on all occasions by the various Chapters 
throughout the District and the Companionship was excellent. St. 
John's Chapter No. 103, Tuscan Chapter No. 95 and Algonquin Chapter 
No. 102 are progressing very favourably and everything looks bright 
for their future. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all 
Officers and Companions throughout New Ontario District #15 for 
the courtesies shown to me on all occasions during my term of office. 

To my successor, I extend my congratulations and trust that to 
him may be directed the full support and co-operation of all Companions 
that has been shown to me over the past year. 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT NO. 16 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Lawrence H. Cutten 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companion: 

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve in the capacity of 

Grand Superintendent for Temiskaming District No. 16. This report 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 65 

affords me the opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the 
Companions of Abitibi Chapter No. 223 for nominating me for this 
position, to the Principals and Past Principals of Temiskaming District 
for electing me and to yourself, Most Excellent Sir, for confirming my 
election. I approached the year with trepidation and I leave it behind 
with pleasant memories, new and renewed friendships and a broader 
knowledge of Capitular Masonry. 

The sudden passing of my Secretary, Ex. Comp. A. Rosenbaum, in 
December, saddened us all and left a void which is impossible to fill. 

The meeting and social held in October at Northern Lights Chapter 
which was graced by your presence, Most Ex. Sir, was indeed the 
highlight of the year. 

The granting of a dispensation for Abitibi Chapter to meet in their 
new temple for my Offciial Visit was very much appreciated. The 
evening was a memorable one due partly to the large number of 
visitors from Timmins, Kapuskasing and Haileybury. 

It would appear that there is room for concern regarding some 
of the Chapters in this District. Northern Lights Chapter No. 213 
continues to flourish and its membership is a source of inspiration and 
support to neighbouring Chapters. Kirkland Chapter No. 251 has 
received a most welcome shot in the arm from the affiliation of eight 
members of a Chapter which closed in a nearby jurisdiction. Abitibi 
Chapter No. 223 will probably improve and expand now that meetings 
can be held locally in their new temple but careful supervision will be 
required. Temiskaming Chapter No. 169 appears to be struggling and, 
while the members who attend are dedicated, it seems that inspired 
leadership is required in that area. In most of the Chapters the amount 
of outstanding dues required attention. 

The Companions of all Chapters in the District have laboured 
effectively to familiarize themselves with the new ritual. All degree 
work was well performed and warm fellowship was extended to myself 
and my supporting Companions on the occasion of each of my visits. 

It has been a pleasure to serve as the Grand Superintendent of 
Temiskaming District No. 16. I am greatly indebted to the Companions 
of the District who gave me the opportunity to fill this position, to 
them in general and my successor in particular, I pledge my future 
support. 



66 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE — CHAPTERS 

To the M. Ex. The Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui .... $ 424.75 $ 14.00 

2 The Hiram 1,004.00 1.00 

3 St. John's, London 385.50 60.50 

4 St. Andrew's & St. John 257.90 14.70 

5 St. George's 500.00 11.00 

6 St. John's, Hamilton 375.50 117.95 

7 The Moira 518.00 2.50 

8 King Solomon's 425.05 6.00 

15 Wawanosh 452.75 7.00 

16 Carleton 1,846.00 32.20 

18 Oxford 537.75 169.50 

19 Mount Moriah 639.75 .75 

20 Mount Horeb 232.00 4.00 

22 Grenville 199.75 7.15 

23 Ezra 286.00 1.00 

24 Tecumseh 453.60 161.30 

26 St. Mark's 264.80 1.00 

27 Manitou 299.75 2.00 

28 Pentalpha 499.55 133.60 

29 McCallum 249.75 92.00 

30 Huron 457.50 

31 Prince Edward 309.25 3.00 

32 Waterloo 432.05 9.00 

34 Signet 232.75 98.25 

35 Keystone, Whitby 378.95 9.00 

36 Corinthian 783.00 4.50 

37 Victoria, Port Hope 289.25 3.00 

40 Guelph 376.75 8.50 

41 Harris 240.75 

44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 308.50 21.00 

45 Excelsior 131.50 

46 St. James 192.25 63.00 

47 Wellington 306.00 92.55 

48 St. John's, Cobourg 167.00 40.00 

53 Bruce 183.75 25.55 

54 Palestine, St. Thomas 1,087.00 136.00 

55 Niagara 271,05 1.30 

56 Georgian 192.75 .50 

57 King Hiram 292.35 4.00 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 705.25 68.00 

61 Granite 167.25 5.00 

62 York 485.55 54.25 • 

63 Havelock 251.80 7.00 

64 Wilson 255.75 2.00 

66 The Malloch 107.00 

67 Enterprise 228.50 .75 

68 Maitland 182.75 4.00 

69 Grimsby 288.50 1.00 

71 Prince of Wales, Essex 343.00 1.10 

72 Keystone, Stirling 189.25 2.75 

73 Erie 339.95 8.00 

74 Beaver, Strathroy 228.00 15.25 

75 St. Clair, Milton 311.00 18.00 

76 Mount Nebo 200.00 4.00 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 67 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

77 Occident 322.75 28.75 

78 Minnewawa 347.75 194.00 

79 Orient 469.80 35.50 

80 Ark 345.25 10.75 

81 Aylmer 174.25 10.00 

82 Shuniah 596.25 3.00 

83 Ionic, Orangeville 232.75 2.50 

84 Lebanon, Wingham 397.75 55.00 

88 MacNabb 132.25 17.25 

90 Golden 436.50 3.25 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 282.50 41.30 

94 Midland 298.15 6.00 

95 Tuscan 749.00 11.00 

102 Algonquin 702.00 25.45 

103 St. John's, North Bay 391.50 1.00 

104 White Oak 387.00 13.00 

110 Warkworth 133.50 50.50 

112 St. John's, Morrisburg 183.00 70.00 

113 Covenant 565.25 

114 Bonnechere 176.00 2.00 

115 Brant 151.50 11.00 

116 Maple 194.50 23.25 

117 Kitchener 498.75 6.00 

119 King Cyrus, Leamington 196.50 1.00 

129 Elliott 289.55 12.00 

130 Chantry 156.30 1.80 

131 Amabel 289.25 1.75 

132 Leeds 172.50 3.95 

133 St. Francis 552.00 1.50 

134 King Darius 169,50 4.00 

135 Succoth 148.25 

138 Shekinah 692.50 14.00 

140 Fort William 308.60 11.80 

143 Glengarry 217.50 3.00 

144 Presqu'ile 158.00 51.50 

145 The St. Patrick 292.25 16.00 

146 Bernard 244.75 4.25 

147 Lucknow 119.00 63.00 

148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 109.00 107.00 

149 Atwood 126.25 6.95 

150 London 190.75 32.00 

151 Laurentian 458.50 2.00 

152 Alberton 432.25 13.00 

153 Sombra 165.25 2.00 

155 Ancaster 248.25 1.00 

161 Madoc 240.05 

167 Kichikewana 414.50 2.00 

168 Ionic, Campbellford 293.25 87.00 

169 Temiskaming 140.50 2.00 

175 The Hamilton 322.00 2.00 

184 Hugh Murray 217.10 1.15 

195 Peel 608.75 18.00 

198 Couchiching 335.75 1.00 

205 Victoria, Thornhill 339.90 8.75 

210 Kitchener, Russell 179.75 5.00 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 3,836.25 45.00 

213 Northern Lights 305.00 30.50 

214 Vimy 217.50 

215 Mimico 389.50 14.70 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. 

217 St. Alban's 199.25 

218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne 163.25 

219 Ulster 222.75 75.50 

220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 405.50 2.00 

221 Durham 201.75 

222 Ottawa 590.50 

223 Abitibi 178.25 1.00 

224 Keystone, Hamilton 315.75 

225 Beaver 404.30 4.50 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth 349.50 

227 Quinte Friendship 585.30 

230 Port Credit 253.75 2.00 

231 St. Clair, Toronto 366.50 149.50 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 340.00 16.75 

233 Oakwood 264.25 1.00 

234 Halton 337.25 

235 Aurora 252.25 1.25 

236 Caledonia 175.25 5.40 

238 The St. Andrew 357.00 1.50 

239 Blenheim 164.00 

240 Smithville 102.50 

241 University 277.50 4.00 

242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 187.75 6.25 

243 McKay 325.50 17.00 

245 Preston 106.00 

246 Humber 311.25 3.00 

247 Nilestown 590.25 49.75 

248 Dochert 168.00 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville 286.50 1.00 

250 Thomas Peters 330.25 

251 Kirkland 298.25 9.25 

252 Hiawatha 675.80 3.30 

253 Regal 311.50 66.00 

254 Golden Star 608.25 57.75 

255 Tillsonburg 194.25 3.00 

257 Espanola 257.00 

258 Tyrian 286.30 82.00 

259 Quetico 208.50 1.00 

260 Centennial 194.50 9.75 

261 Seguin 151.50 

262 King David 327.00 

263 Scarborough 347.25 2.00 

Grand Chapter RAM, Alberta 15.00 

Grand Chapter RAM, B.C. 6.00 

Grand Chapter RAM, Man 29.25 

Grand Chapter RAM, N.B 16.20 7.20 

Grand Chapter RAM, N.S. & Nfld. — 

Grand Chapter RAM, Quebec 1,131.00 

Grand Chapter RAM, Sask 1,500.00 



$57,881.95 



Cr. 

6.20 
3.50 



3.50 
330.25 

1.00 



1.50 



91.25 

40.50 

13.25 
58.75 

2.00 



23.60 
2.50 



$2,552.15 



$1,348.80 



$1,203.35 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 69 

GRAND SCRIBE E.'s NOTATIONS 

Grand Convocation is the time that we meet and assess our gains 
and try to intelligently study our short comings. Gains have been made 
during the past year in our Jurisdiction for which all are most thankful. 
This has not been accomplished by one person, but by the combined 
effort of the group accepting a challenge, making definite plans and 
then carrying out those plans by hard individual effort. Such has been 
observed in many areas across our Jurisdiction. The Grand Chapter 
office is most happy to assist wherever possible in this effort. 

Scribes E. of chapters were requested in December, 1977 to plan to 
have their year end reports well in hand by the end of December. Many 
of our chapters did this with the result that year end reports from many 
chapters were in the Grand Chapter office early in January. This was 
appreciated by your Grand Scribe E. so that the work of checking 
reports and preparing for this Grand Convocation could be proceeded 
with. To these chapters we express our sincere appreciation. We then 
had those few chapters who failed for some reason to co-operate in this 
effort. This made it almost impossible to complete our work as it should 
have been. Our Grand Superintendents as well as chairmen of some of 
our committees were having a similar problem. To avoid problems 
mentioned above, I wonder if the Scribe E. and Council of the chapter 
could all be made more aware of reports to be done and sent out. Thus, 
when problems develop, others may be able to assist. 

I would at this time pay tribute to Mrs. Margaret Wright who 
retired at the end of October as our secretary to the Grand Scribe E. 
Her devotion to our office and our Masonic work is much appreciated, 
and will not soon be forgotten by those who were aware of her efforts. 
We wish her many pleasant years in her retirement. We welcome Mrs. 
Rose Kelly to fill this opening in our office. She is quickly becoming 
familiar with the office and records which seem necessary to the success 
of our fraternity and its effectiveness. We do hope that she continues 
to enjoy working with us. At this period of our Masonic year, the 
office load is such that we have always required extra help for a few 
weeks to keep the work current, and be ready for this Grand Convoca- 
tion. Mrs. Claire Curcio has for a second year filled this need most 
capably and efficiently. 

There have been records in the office that have not been up to date 
for a number of years — some going back twenty years. We have been 
most fortunate in having the interest and assistance of M. Ex. Comp. 
John Nayler, Past Grand First Principal of our Sister Jurisdiction of 
Quebec. He has done much over many weeks to bring this material 
up-to-date. It has been a most generous contribution to our Jurisdiction 
but, I am sure, one of pleasure and satisfaction to M. Ex. Comp. Nayler. 
He has assisted in checking year end reports as well as chapter rolls, 
thus trying to bring our rolls into agreement. I express here and now 
the appreciation of this Jurisdiction for his efforts. He is presently 
affiliated with Shekinah Chapter No. 138. 

May our Grand First Principal continue his present good health, 
his interest in Masonry and the energy to carry on his work in Masonic 
Circles. We do wish all chapters continued and improved success in 
their efforts. 

May we look forward to a most successful and inspiring 1978-79 
year under the leadership of R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman. 

U\, G)x (^omp. QJreaenck C Comey, 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, 

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ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 75 

INDEX 

Statement 1 — Balance Sheet. 

Statement 2 — General Fund — Statement of Revenue and Ex- 
penditure. 

Statement 3 — General Fund — Statement of Expenditure. 

Statement 4 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund Balance 
Sheet. 

Statement 5 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund State- 
ment of Revenue and Expenditure. 

Statement 6 — The Commuted Membership Fund Statement of 
Revenue and Expenditure and Balance Sheet. 

Statement 7 — The Bursary Fund Statement of Revenue and 
Baance Sheet. 

Statement 8 — The Keystone Fund Statement of Revenue and 
Expenditure and Balance Sheet. 

Statement 9 — The Insurance Fund Statement of Revenue and 
Balance Sheet. 

Statement 10 — Notes to Financial Statements. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 

To the Members of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. 

We have examined the balance sheets of Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 
1978, and the statements of revenue and expenditure for the year then 
ended. Our examination was made in accordance with generally accepted 
auditing standards, and accordingly included such tests and other pro- 
cedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. 

In our opinion, these financial statements present fairly the financial 
position of the Grand Chapter as at February 28, 1978 and the results 
of its operations for the year then ended in accordance with generally 
accepted accounting principles applied on a basis consistent with that 
of the preceding year. 

Belleville, Canada WILKINSON & COMPANY, 

March 8, 1978 Chartered Accountants. 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 1 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 



CURRENT 



Cash on hand and in bank 

Accounts receivable — Chapters 

Due from other funds — 

The Commuted Membership Fund 

The Bursary Fund 

The Keystone Fund 

The Insurance Fund 

Accrued interest 

Inventory 

Prepaid expenses 



INVESTMENTS 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

8%% — Sept. 14, 1978 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

9% — July 16, 1979 

National Trust Company — 

10% — Nov. 16, 1980 
General Mortgage Corp. — 

10%% — Sept. 1, 1981 

Morgan Trust — 

10%% — Nov. 1, 1981 



Unamortized premium 



FIXED — at cost less accumulated depreciation 
(note 2) 
Furniture, fixtures and equipment 

Library 

Regalia 



SPECIAL FUNDS 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 
The Commuted Membership Fund 

The Bursary Fund 

The Keystone Fund 

The Insurance Fund 



255,996 229,727 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



1978 

$ 


1977 

$ 


13,628 
1,247 


9,451 
(94) 


348 

2,479 

1,839 

300 

2,023 

14,687 

67 


810 

1,872 

300 

1,352 

2,351 

72 


36,618 


16,114 


9,000 


9,000 


6,000 


6,000 


9,000 


9,000 


21,000 


21,000 


6,500 


6,500 


51,500 


51,500 
56 


51,500 


51,556 


10 
250 

75 


11 
250 

75 


335 


336 


83,197 

51,805 

30,396 

(415) 

2,560 


84,803 

45,345 

30,203 

(652) 

2,022 


167,543 


161,721 



CURRENT 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 77 

LIABILITIES 

1978 1977 

$ $ 



Bank loan 12,000 — 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities — 54 
Due to other funds — 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent 

Fund 2,128 184 

The Bursary Fund — 687 



14,128 925 



RESERVES 
SPECIAL FUNDS 167,543 161,721 

GENERAL FUNDS 

Balance — beginning of year 

Add: Excess of revenue over expenditure 

Balance — end of year 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



67,081 

7,244 


65,218 
1,863 


74,325 
255,996 


67,081 
229,727 



78 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 2 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE 



For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 

Actual Actual 

revenue and revenue and 
expenditure expenditure Estimated 



REVENUE 

Registration fees 

Dues — per capita 

Dues — commuted 

members 

Interest transferred from 

commuted funds .... 
Dispensations and 

warrants 

Sale of supplies 

Interest on investments 
Donation 

TOTAL REVENUE 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 



for the 

year ended 

Feb. 28, 1977 

$ 


for the 

vear ended 

Feb. 28, 1978 

$ 


budget 

for the 

year 

$ 


Balance 
over or 
(under) 

$ 


2,226 
31,635 


2,022 
32,960 


2,000 
31,500 


22 
1,460 


2,400 


— 


2,400 


(2,400) 


— 


3,437 


— 


3,437 


198 
1,736 
4,645 


190 

14,910 

6,127 


200 

16,500 

4,750 


(10) 
(1,590) 
1,377 


50 


— 


— 


— 


42,890 


59,646 
52,402 


57,350 
67,450 


2,296 
(15,048) 



ESTIMATED EXCESS OF 

EXPENDITURE OVER REVENUE 



10,100 



EXCESS OR REVENUE OVER 

EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR 



7,244 



17,344 



(The accompanying 1 notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 79 

Statement 3 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 

Actual Actual 

expenditure expenditure Estimated 

for the for the expenditure Balance 
year ended year ended for the over or 

Feb. 28, 1977 Feb. 28, 1978 year (under) 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 
Remuneration — Grand 

Scribe E 6,500 6,500 6,500 — 

Office assistance 8,048 8,486 8,200 286 

Rent and parking 5,289 4,465 4,450 15 

Miscellaneous (postage), 

telephone, etc.) 3,121 3,778 4,400 (622) 

Employee benefits 335 316 350 ( 34) 



GRAND CONVOCATION 
General convocation 

expenses 

Executive committee 
Printing proceedings 

Regalia Grand Z 

Testimonial — Grand Z. 



PRINTING 

General distribution 

and office 

Supplies for resale 



TRAVELLING 

Grand Z 

Grand Scribe E. 
Other 



OTHER 

Audit 

Insurance 

Jewels and engraving 

Education and 

instruction 

Publicity 



23,293 


23,545 


23,900 


(355) 


4,437 

2,303 

2,212 

362 


4,431 

2,369 

1,527 

350 


5,250 

2,300 

2,500 

300 

350 


(819) 
69 

(973) 
50 

(350) 


9,314 


8,677 


10,700 


(2,023) 


1,420 
1,098 


1,436 
13,291 


1,500 
26,000 


(64) 
(12,709) 


2,518 


14,727 


27,500 


(12,773) 


2,000 
500 
200 


2,000 
500 
205 


2,000 
500 
200 


5 


2,700 


2,705 


2,700 


5 


600 

1,050 

927 

25 
600 


600 

1,115 

654 

379 


600 
1,000 
1,000 

50 


115 
(346) 

329 


3,202 


2,748 


2,650 


98 


41,027 


52,402 


67,450 


(15,048) 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 4 
THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 



CURRENT 

Cash in bank 

Accrued interest 

Dues from General Fund 
Accounts receivable 



INVESTMENTS 

Non-Capital 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

8%%— Sept. 14, 1979 1,500 1,500 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

9%— Dec. 13, 1979 3,000 3,000 

Morgan Trust — 

9%— Feb. 24, 1982 6,500 6,500 



1978 

$ 


1977 

$ 


2,766 

685 

2,128 

50 


3,542 

1,440 

185 


5,629 


5,167 



11,000 11,000 



Capital 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario— 

3V 2 %— Oct. 15, 1979 — 30,000 

General Mortgage Corp. — 

10%%— Sept. 1, 1981 1,000 1,000 

Morgan Trust — 

9%— Feb. 24, 1982 5,000 5,000 

Government of Canada — 

4V 2 %— Sept. 1, 1983 32,200 32,200 

Greymac Mortgage — 

9V 2 %— Feb. 27, 1983 20,000 

Astra Trust — 

9V 2 %— Jan. 31, 1983 8,400 — 



66,600 68,200 



Unamortized premium — 436 



66,600 68,636 



83,229 84,803 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 81 

LIABILITIES AND RESERVES 

CURRENT 

Due to Commuted Fund 32 — 

RESERVE 

Capital 

Balance— beginning of year 68,142 68,002 

Add: net revenue (expenditure) (1,850) 140 

Balance— end of year 66,292 68,142 

Unexpended Income 

Balance — beginning of year 16,661 25,468 

Add: net revenue (expenditure) 244 (8,807) 

Balance— end of year 16,905 16,661 

83,197 84,803 

83,229 84,803 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 5 
THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 



REVENUE 



Interest on investments 

Bank interest 

Amortization of bond discount 
Donation 



EXPENDITURE 

Loss on sale of investments 

Benevolence 

Gift to Bursary Fund 

Amortization of bond premium 



1978 

$ 

4,505 
225 

100 


1977 
$ 

3,797 

171 

40 

100 


4,830 


4,108 


1,950 
4,050 

436 


2,775 
10,000 


6,436 


12,775 



NET EXPENDITURE 1,606 8,667 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 83 

Statement 6 
THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 



REVENUE 

Memberships issued 

Interest on investments 
Bank interest 



EXPENDITURE 

Transfer of interest to General Fund 

Commuted membership dues 

Amortization of bond premium 



$ 

6,870 

2,945 

492 


$ 

3,750 

3,255 

386 


10,307 


7,391 


3,438 
409 


2,400 
136 


3,847 


2,536 



NET REVENUE 6,460 4,855 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 
CURRENT 

Cash in bank 

Due from (to) General Fund 

Due from Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent 

Fund 

Accrued interest 



INVESTMENTS 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

8V 2 %— Sept. 14, 1977 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

8V 2 %— Sept. 14, 1978 
Royal Trust Company — 

10^%— Dec. 2, 1979 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

9%— Dec. 13, 1979 
Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

7%%— Aug. 1, 1977 

Vanguard Trust — 

9V 2 %— Sept. 19, 1982 
Vanguard Trust — 

9V 2 %— Sept. 20, 1982 



Unamortized premium 



5,471 
(348) 


9,816 
(810) 


32 
650 


930 


5,805 


9,936 


— 


3,000 


4,000 


4,000 


12,000 


12,000 


10,000 


10,000 


— 


6,000 


9,000 


— 


11,000 


— 


46,000 


35,000 


— 


409 


46,000 


35,409 



51,805 45,345 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

RESERVE 

Balance — beginning of year 45,345 40,490 

Add: net revenue 6,460 4,855 

Balance — end of year 51,805 45,345 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 85 

Statement 7 
THE BURSARY FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 



REVENUE 

Donations — 

Regular 

Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 

Interest on investments 

Bank interest 



EXPENDITURE 

Miscellaneous 
Bursaries 



1978 

$ 


1977 

$ 


6,086 

2,269 
114 


6,122 

10,000 

1,905 

204 


8,469 


18,231 


126 
8,150 


6,800 


8,276 


6,800 



NET REVENUE 193 11,431 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 
CURRENT 

Cash in bank 5,483 2,539 

Accrued interest 4,092 3,677 

Dues from (to) General Fund (2,479) 687 



7,096 6,903 



INVESTMENTS 

Government of Canada — 

8%%— Nov. 1, 1978 

Canada Permanent Mortgage- 

10V 2 %— June 14, 1981 
Credit Foncier — 

10y 2 %— July 15, 1981 
Morguard Trust — 

10%— Dec. 14, 1981 

Morguard Trust — 

9%%— Jan. 7, 1982 

Government of Canada — 

4%%— Sept. 1, 1983 



5,000 


5,000 


8,000 


8,000 


4,000 


4,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


300 


300 



23,300 23,300 



30,396 30,203 



RESERVE 



Balance— beginning of year 30,203 18,772 

Add: net revenue 193 11,431 



Balance— end of year 30,396 30,203 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 8 
THE KEYSTONE FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 



1978 1977 

$ $ 



REVENUE 



Donations — 

Regular 1,100 1,352 

General Fund — 600 

Interest 83 48 

1,183 2,000 

EXPENDITURE 

Printing, etc 947 1,751 

NET REVENUE 236 249 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 
CURRENT 

Cash in bank 1,424 1,221 

LIABILITIES AND (DEFICIT) 
CURRENT 

Due to General Fund 1,839 1,872 

(DEFICIT) 

Balance — beginning of year (651) (900) 

Add: Net revenue 236 249 

Balance — end of year (415) (651) 

1,424 1,221 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 87 

Statement 9 
THE INSURANCE FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 



REVENUE 



1978 1977 

$ $ 



Interest on investment 168 103 

Bank interest 70 64 

Capital contributed 300 300 



NET REVENUE 538 467 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1978 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash in bank 294 1,294 

Accrued interest 66 28 



360 1,322 



INVESTMENTS 

Canada Permanent Trust — 

10%%— Nov. 19, 1979 1,000 1,000 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce — 

7y 2 %— Aug. 1, 1982 1,500 — 



2,500 1,000 



2,860 2,322 

LIABILITIES AND RESERVE 
CURRENT 

Due to General Fund 300 300 



RESERVE 



Balance — beginning of year 2,022 1,555 

Add: net revenue 538 467 



Balance— end of year 2,560 2,022 



2,860 2,322 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial 
statements.) 



88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Statement 10 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

For the Year Ended February 28, 1978 

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

Outlined below are those accounting policies adopted by the 
organization considered to be particularly significant: 

(a) Inventories 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable 
value, with cost being determined substantially on an average 
basis. 

(b) Fixed Assets 

Fixed assets are stated at acquisition cost. New additions are 
not depreciated in accordance with generally accepted account- 
ing principles but are charged to expenditure in the year of 
acquisition. The cost of additions is then added to the accumu- 
lated cost of fixed assets in the records and to accumulated 
depreciation. 

(c) Revenue Recognition 

Revenue from sales of products is recognized at the time goods 
are shipped or services are supplied to members. 

(d). Commuted Membership Fund — Change in Accounting Policy 
In the past, the Life Membership Dues for each life member 
were based on the dues payable by that member to Grand 
Chapter at the point in time when he became a life member. 
For the current year the foregoing procedure has been changed 
so that 100% of the interest earned by the Commuted Mem- 
bership Fund has been transferred to the General Fund of 
Grand Chapter without reference to the number of life 
members or the annual Grand Chapter dues payable by each of 
them. 

2. FIXED ASSETS 

The cost and related accumulated depreciation of the fixed assets 
are as follows: 

1978 1977 

Accumulated Accumulated 

Cost Depreciation Cost Depreciation 

$ $ $ $ 
Furniture and 

fixures 14,609 14,599 14,609 14,598 

Library 250 — 250 — 

Regalia 75 — 75 — 



14,934 14,599 14,934 14,598 



Cost less accumulated 

depreciation $335 $336 

3. COMPARATIVE FIGURES 

The comparative figures for the year ended February 28, 1977 are 
based upon the financial statements prepared by the prior auditors, 
Borden, Wunder, Chartered Accountants. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 89 

REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 
During the past year, liaison was maintained with the Grand 

Scribe E. as to printing costs. Quotations were obtained from several 
printing firms whenever the need arose for forms, pamphlets, etc., in 
order to obtain the most economical cost. This information was made 
available to our Grand Z. 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expen- 
ditures for the year ending February 28, 1978, and submits the following 
analysis in support thereof: 

Printing Proceedings $ 2,255.00 

Printing General 1,436.00 

Printing for resale (The Work) 25,627.63 

$29,318.63 

It is respectfully requested that the following monies be placed 
at the disposal of the Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal 
year 1978-79: 

(a) Printing Proceedings $ 2,200.00 

Printing General 1,500.00 

$ 3,700.00 

(b) Material for distribution and resale: 

Reprinting of Constitution $ 2,800.00 

Scribe E.'s books for Chapter use 2,800.00 

Installation Ceremonies booklets 500.00 

$ 6,100.00 

The above estimated costs for 1978-79 are in keeping with the 
general increase in printing costs. 

Fraternally, 

R. EX. COMP. E. W. ELCOMBE, Chairman. 

R. EX. COMP. HALLETT BANKS, 

R. EX. COMP. E. L. GOODMAN, 



90 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 



No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. 



223 Abitibi 


16 


167 


Kichikewana 


9 


152 Alberton 


14 


119 


King Cyrus, Leamington 


1 


102 Algonquin 


15 


232 


King Cyrus, Toronto 


8A 


131 Amabel 


9 


134 


King Darius 


10 


155 Ancaster 


5 


262 


King David 


5 


1 Ancient Frontenac & 




57 King Hiram 


7 


Cataraqui 


12 


8 


King Solomon's 


8 


80 Ark 


1 


251 


Kirkland 


16 


149 Atwood 


14 


117 


Kitchener 


4 


235 Aurora 


8 


210 


Kitchener, Russell 


13 


81 Aylmer 


2 


151 


Laurentian 


13 


74 Beaver, Strathroy 


2 


220 


Lebanon, Etobicoke 


8A 


225 Beaver, Toronto 


8 


84 


Lebanon, Wingham 


6 


146 Bernard 


6 


132 


Leeds 


12 


239 Blenheim 


1 


150 


London 


2 


114 Bonnechere 


13 


147 


Lucknow 


6 


115 Brant 


3 


88 


MacNabb 


1 


53 Bruce 


2 


29 


McCallum 


7 


236 Caledonia 


5 


243 


McKay 


5 


16 Carleton 


13 


161 


Madoc 


11 


260 Centennial 


8A 


66 


The Malloch 


6 


130 Chantry 


9 


68 


Maitland 


12 


36 Corinthian 


10 


27 


Manitou 


9 


113 Covenant 


12 


116 Maple 


13 


198 Couchiching 


9 


94 


Midland 


10 


248 Dochert 


13 


215 


Mimico 


8A 


221 Durham 


4 


78 


Minnewawa 


2 


129 Elliott 


6 


7 


The Moria 


11 


67 Enterprise 


4 


20 


Mount Horeb 


3 


257 Espanola 


15 


19 


Mount Moriah 


7 


73 Erie 


1 


76 


Mount Nebo 


7 


45 Excelsior 


10 


44 


Mount Sinai, Napanee 


11 


23 Ezra 


3 


212 


Mount Sinai, Toronto 


8A 


140 Fort William 


14 


55 


Niagara 


7 


56 Georgian 


9 


247 


Nilestown 


2 


143 Glengarry 


13 


213 


Northern Lights 


16 


90 Golden 


14 


233 


Oakwood 


8A 


254 Golden Star 


14 


77 


Occident 


8A 


61 Granite 


13 


79 


Orient 


8 


22 Grenville 


12 


222 


Ottawa 


13 


69 Grimsby 


7 


18 


Oxford 


3 


40 Guelph 


4 


249 


Palestine, Bowmanville 


10 


234 Halton 


4 


54 


Palestine, St. Thomas 


2 


175 The Hamilton 


5 


195 


Peel 


8A 


41 Harris 


3 


28 


Pentalpha 


10 


63 Havelock 


6 


230 


Port Credit 


8A 


252 Hiawatha 


2 


144 


Presqu'ile 


11 


2 The Hiram 


5 


245 


Preston 


4 


184 Hugh Murray 


7 


31 


Prince Edward 


11 


246 Humber 


8A 


218 


Prince Edward, Shelburm 


! 4 


30 Huron 


6 


71 


Prince of Wales, Essex 


1 


168 Ionic, Campbellford 


10 


226 


Prince of Wales, Perth 


13 


83 Ionic, Orangeville 


4 


259 


Quetico 


14 


224 Keystone, Hamilton 


5 


227 


Quinte Friendship 


11 


72 Keystone, Stirling 


11 


253 


Regal 


3 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 91 



No. Name of Chapter Dist. Nc 


>. No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. 


35 Keystone, Whitby 


10 


217 St. Alban's 


8 


238 The St. Andrew 


2 


153 Sombra 


1 


4 St. Andrew & St. John 


8 


135 Succoth 


8 


75 St. Clair, Milton 


5 


59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 


12 


231 St. Clair, Toronto 


8A 


24 Tecumseh 


6 


133 St. Francis 


13 


169 Temiskaming 


16 


5 St. George's 


2 


250 Thomas Peters 


1 


46 St. James 


6 


255 Tillsonburg 


3 


48 St. John's, Cobourg 


10 


91 Toronto-Antiquity 


8A 


6 St. John's, Hamilton 


5 


95 Tuscan 


15 


3 St. John's, London 


2 


258 Tyrian 


8 


112 St. John's, Morrisburg 


12 


219 Ulster 


8A 


103 St. John's, North Bay 


15 


241 University 


8 


148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 


13 


37 Victoria, Port Hope 


10 


26 St. Mark's 


11 


205 Victoria, Thornhill 


8 


145 St. Patrick 


8 


214 Vimy 


2 


242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 


2 


110 Warkworth 


10 


263 The Scarborough 


8 


32 Waterloo 


4 


261 Seguin 


9 


15 Wawanosh 


2 


138 Shekinah 


8A 


47 Wellington 


1 


82 Shuniah 


14 


104 White Oak 


5 


34 Signet 


9 


64 Willson 


7 


240 Smithville 


7 


62 York 


8 



REPORT OF WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 
1977 - 1978 

To The Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

The Committee on Warrants and Dispensations beg leave to report 
that during the year past, no requests for the services of this Com- 
mittee have been received. 

Fraternally submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. LESLIE LEVITT, 
R. EX. COMP. WILLIAM B. WALKER, 
R. EX. COMP. DOUGLAS J. ARGENT, Chairman. 

Moved by the Second Grand Principal, R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, 
seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, that this report be 
received and adopted. Carried. 

THE TROPHY 

Most Excellent Companion W. S. Thomson presented the Thomson 
Trophy for Membership Gains to Tyrian Chapter #258, congratluating 
the 1978 First Principal, Ex. Comp. R. Clark and the 1977 First 
Principal Ex. Comp. N. Vendetti on the achievement, these two Com- 
panions having appeared, on behalf of the Chapter, to receive the 
Trophy. It was a very close competition with four or five Chapters 
being quite close together in results, necessitating extremely close 
checking of the figures to ascertain the winner. 



92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ERRATUM 1977 PROCEEDINGS 

At the April, 1977 Convocation held in Niagara Falls, Most Excel- 
lent Companion Herman H. MacDonald, Grand First Principal of New 
Brunswick, attended our Convocation. He presented M. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson, immediate past Grand First Principal, wtih a certi- 
ficate certifying his election by the Grand Chapter of New Brunswick 
as an Honourary Past First Grand Principal of that Jurisdiction. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 1978 

To the Grand First Principal, Grand Council, Officers and Members of 

the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 

of Ontario. 

Most Ex. Sir, we published one issue of the Keystone this year and 
had some material gathered for another issue which should have been 
printed; but unfortunately we lost our publisher suddenly by death at 
his home, and we regret the loss of Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint. Ollie did 
a wonderful job, dedicated to the task he had pledged to support. He 
was indeed loyal to the work which he undertook and this was no trouble 
to him. He was a good husband and father. 

I sincerely say he will be missed, our sympathy goes to the family. 

The Grand Superintendents this year were very co-operative and 
I must extend my heartfelt thanks to them in assisting in delivering 
the bundles of Keystones. 

We have endeavoured to find an Editor to take over the duties and 
will do all in our power to aid and assist Ex. Comp. George S. Johnson, 
29 Bairstow Cr., Rexdale, Ont. M9W 4R3, who will be the new editor. 
To all the Companions who have been instrumental in compiling and 
mailing the news to our Editor we say thanks and look forward to the 
same assistance to our new Editor. 

Assistant Editor Sam Tenenbaum has always been willing to offer 
abundance of information and knowledge and we appreciate his efforts. 
We thank all Chapters for the financial support. 

Thanks my Companions. Humbly submitted, 

EDWARD M. MARSHALL, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. B. 
H. Smith and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of Grand Chapter. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions, 

It is very satisfying to your Committee on Grievances and Appeals 
to report that no matters have been referred to it during the past year 
and that peace and harmony prevail throughout the Grand Jurisdiction. 
Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. JOHN NAYLER, 
R. EX. COMP. SAMUEL J. MITCHELL, 
R. EX. COMP. EDWARD H. LOGAN, 
R. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD MEUNIER, 
M. EX. COMP. B. H. SMITH, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. 
Comp. B. H. Smith and carried, 

Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 93 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence has considered the Applications 
for Assistance submitted by the various Chapters and recommend that 
Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 
for the several Chapters in an amount of $2,750.00. 

We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided 
for Interim Relief, should it be needed before the next Annual Convoca- 
tion of Grand Chapter. 

During the past Grand Chapter year we have assisted nine Com- 
panions and widows of Companions in an amount of $4,050.00. In 
relation to, our total Membership, this to your Committee appears to be 
a very small number requiring assistance. We are aware that care 
must be, and is, exercised in the making of grants that they are not in 
conflict with any assistance that may be forthcoming from Government 
Agencies. 

We know that Masonry and Benevolence, to paraphrase our ritual, 
are synonymous terms. To a Mason the act of Charity — the extension 
of the helping hand — the comfort of the distressed and the expression 
of sympathy are as natural and as normal as breathing is to life itself. 
However — through moments of carelessness or through forgetfulness 
we fail to seize the opportunity of practicing benevolence and charity. 
The happiness of benevolence is in action but its test is what one is 
willing to do for others. 

Again, we direct to attention of all Chapters to the 'Rules Respecting 
Benevolence' as set forth in the Book of Constitution. We particularly 
wish to bring to the attentions of the First Principals and the Chapter 
Benevolence Committee Chairmen that it is 'their' responsibility to 
see that all Applications, whether new or renewals, are in the hands 
of the Grand Scribe E. or the Chairman of this Committee not later 
than — January 31st — this is a must. 

Remember Companions — it is more blessed to give — than to 
receive. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. G. E. TURNER, 
M. EX. COMP. B. H. SMITH, P.G.Z. 
R. Ex. COMP. F. C. ACKERT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. 
C. Ackert and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

REPORT OF THE ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Mem- 
bers of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee has been busy during the last year in attempting 
to find a proper, more or less, permanent location for the Archives and 
numerous other material relating to Chapter History. 

Suggestions were received from Most Excellent Companion C. 
Emmett, Right Excellent Companion M. Van Wamelen, Right Excellent 
Companion J. Pearce and Right Worshipful Brother M. Damp. 



94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

These are being given careful consideration by your Committee. 
When a decision has been reached the Grand Council will be approached 
to obtain final sanction for the Archives and Library location. 

After that decision has been reconciled it is the plan of your 
Committee to continue the cataloguing of all pertinent material, started 
by Very Excellent Companion E. Shunk, make them available to all 
Chapters on a person basis and arrange for the accumulation of more 
literature on Chapter lore, etc. When this has been up-dated sufficiently, 
notification will be sent to all Chapters so that the Companions in- 
terested will be able to visit the Library and obtain the information 
desired. 

In the meantime all Companions and Chapters are requested to 
inform this Committee of any material they would donate to a Chapter 
Library for the future edification of the Companions. 

Finally, at the 121st Convocation it is the fervent hope of this 
Committee that the report will indicate that your Chaper Library is 
in operation and being used by the Companions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. F. C. CONLEY, 
R. EX. COMP. H. FOOTE, 
R. EX. COMP. H. INCE, 
R. EX. COMP. J. PEARCE, 
R. EX. COMP. VAN WAMELEN, 
V. EX. COMP. JOHN E. YAEGER, Chairman. 

Moved by Right Excellent Companion A. Weisman, seconded by 
Very Excellent Comp. John Yaeger, that this report be received and 
adopted. Carried. 

REVISION AND EDITING COMMITTEE FOR THE "WORK", 
INSTALLATION, AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 

In Jared Spark's book "Life of Washington" it is recorded that 
George Washington had written in his copybook when he was still in 
school: "Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial 
fire — conscience." 

I believe, Most Excellent Sir, that the above quotation by George 
Washington equally applies to your Committee, "labour to keep alive 
that little spark of celestial fire — conscience." 

Webster's dictionary defines "conscience" among other things as 
"a knowledge of feeling of right and wrong, with a compusion to do 
right". 

Last year, at this time we announced that the revision of "The 
Work" was completed and copies became available for the Companions 
early in the fall. 

Since that time your Committee concentrated its efforts in re- 
viewing the booklet "Installation and Investiture in a Constituent 
Chapter". We were able to report at the meeting of the Grand 
Executive Committee, held on October 22, 1977 in Midland, Ontario, 
that the revisions as proposed by the Committee, had been submitted 
to the Grand Lecturer and to Grand Council and were approved in 
principle. 

It remained for the Committee to review the details of these 
revisions and to corrolate these with the revised "Work". Those involved 
will agree with me that this was and still is a time consuming task 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 95 

and I am personally greatly in debt to the members of this Committee 
for the numerous hours they spent "beyond the call of duty". 

We are particularly indebted to V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, 
who in addition to his duties as a member of this Committee, offered 
to retype the complete revised booklet. 

The revised form of the booklet, now entitled "The Ceremony of 
Installation and Investiture of Officers of a Chapter" has been sub- 
mitted to Grand Council through the office of the Grand Lecturer, M. 
Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett. 

It now remains for the Committee to join forces with the "Printing 
and Supplies" Committee to have the booklet printed, proofread and 
made available for distribution. 

It is proper at this time to report on some facets in connection 
with the revised "Work" and the "Installation Ceremonies". The feed- 
back received from the office of the Grand Lecturer, Principals' Asso- 
ciations, Chapters and Companions indicate that the revised "WORK" 
is well received and that a majority of Chapters not only confer the 
Degrees accordingly, but derive great benefit from it. 

Since the issue of the revised "Work" your Committee with the 
kind assistance of many Companions throughout the jurisdiction, have 
found some minor printing errors. We have summarized these, but are 
of the opinion that no immediate steps are necessary for corrctions; 
we trust that the next edition of the "Work" will eliminate these errors. 

In our report last year we mentioned that we believe that the 
revised "Work" not only complies with the objectives, set forth in 1970, 
when the first Committee was appointed, but, if the Degree is properly 
conferred, the revised Ritual actually enhances its beauty. 

Your Committee sincerely hopes that this goal be achieved; we 
feel however that it is also our duty to bring to your attention that 
it is our feeling that in a number of cases this beauty is not understood 
by the Companions, taking part in the Degree; we particularly refer to 
certain parts in the M.M.M. and M.E.M. Degrees. We believe that the 
Education Committee can be of great assistance in this matter. 

Through the good offices of the Grand Lecturer your Committee 
was allowed to introduce the revised "Installation Ceremonies" to some 
of the Chapters earlier this year and we are encouraged by the response 
received. 

We must however also admit, that even among Masons there are 
those, who are instantly ready to reject any change and critize or 
those, who make unfounded statements about the revisions, mostly 
because they have not taken time to study the matter or are not willing 
to do so; they have forgotten what the philosopher Heraclitus said 
2,500 years ago: "There is nothing permanent except change". 

In spite of all this, your Committee still believes that common 
sense among the Companions predominates and therefore feels that 
it is still worthwhile to "labour to keep alive in your breast that little 
spark of celestial fire — conscience". 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, 
GORDON T. FERGUSON, 
JOHN C. FERGUSON, 
IRVING M. INGLES, 
CHESTER PHILIP, 
WILLIAM B. BELL, Secretary. 
MAARTEN A. van WAMELEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. M. 
A. van Wamelen and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 



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COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

AWARD 

No Distinguished Service Awards were approved, hence none were 
presented. 

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

No report in the 1978 Proceedings. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Moved by the Grand Second Principal, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott, that the Auditor's Report as printed and duly distributed 
to the Companions assembled, be received and adopted. 

Carried. 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE, 1977-78 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons 

of Canada in the Province of Ontario, we are pleased to present the 

report of our activities for the past Masonic year. 

Much has been accomplished during the past Masonic year in the 
Education and Guidance field under the direction of Most Ex. Comp. 
Wm. S. Thomson, and as we had hoped, most of the education was 
supplied and performed by a very dedicated and capable group of 
District Vice-Chairmen. Because of the introduction and presentation 
of our new ritual, and the need for explanation and encouragement, 
the district committees had sufficient material for many interesting 
and informative programmes. 

To name names, although a number of District Chairmen have 
given outstanding service, would not be fair so we will content our- 
selves with expressing sincere congratulations and gratitude to all of 
them. We would be remiss, however, if we did not here recognize the 
great contribution made by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart in his capacity 
as Film Chairman for the Saga of the H.R.A. The film has been widely 
used and well received. 

Our mid-term meeting was held in Midland on Oct. 22, 1977, in 
conjunction with the Grand Chapter Executive meeting, hosted by 
Kitchikewana Chapter. Forty-one Royal Arch Masons attended in- 
cluding nine Grand Superintendents. Fourteen of the sixteen districts 
were represented and the reports which were made or presented bv the 
representatives showed that most of the Chapters in the Grand Juris- 
diction were in good shape, but that a few of them were experiencing 
great difficulty. In all cases the districts concerned were making every 
effort possible to assist these needy chapters. 

Some of the Chapters which have been reported to us as experienc- 
ing some difficulty, are as follows: 

London District No. 2 — Minnewawa No. 78, Parkhill. 

Hamilton District No. 5 — Caledonia Chapter No. 234, Caledonia. 

Huron District No. 6 — Malloch Chapter No. 66, Seaforth; Lucknow 
Chapter No. 147, Lucknow. 

Niagara District No. 7 — Smithville Chapter No. 240, Smithville. 

Prince Edward District No. 11 — St. Mark's No. 26, Trenton; Madoc 
No. 161, Madoc. 



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Ottawa District No. 13— St. John's No. 148, Vankleek Hill. 

New Ontario No. 15 — Espanola Chapter No. 257, Espanola. 
It is hoped that the districts concerned will take due notice and continue 
to give the required assistance. 

A letter from Rt. Ex. Comp. S. E. Wheeler, Grand Superintendent 
of Huron District, explaining the extreme difficulty being experienced 
by Lucknow Chapter No. 147 was turned over to the committee for con- 
sideration, and following consultation with Most Ex. Comp. Wm. J. 
Thomson, a letter was drafted suggesting that a similar plan to that 
used to rejuvenate University Chapter No. 241 a few years ago, might 
be adopted. In this case a number of devoted Masons from the district 
agreed to attend the Chaper regularly and assist in the degree work, 
and indeed, in any other way possible, until the Chapter recovered 
sufficiently to carry on by themselves. Another example was in Smith- 
ville, where the Companions were ready to surrender their charter, 
and last year won the trophy donated by Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thom- 
son for membership advances. 

We are still waiting, and hoping for a report of a similar success 
story in Lucknow, by the Huron District. 

It was noted that because of the severity of the winter now passed, 
and the fact that many of our senior members enjoy a winter holiday 
in warmer climes, many of the Chapters were considering a change of 
Installation dates, a move which the Education and Guidance Committee 
approves. 

Another item in which information was requested was the sug- 
gestion that we consider some form of a life-membership programme 
and a number of the Chapters are requesting By-law changes to conform. 

All in all, it was an extremely interesting and challenging year 
and it is our sincere hope that we can present an expanded programme 
of education and guidance in the coming Masonic year. 

Fraternally submitted on behalf of the committee by 

M. EX. COMP. WM. S. THOMSON, General Chairman 
R. EX. COMP. FRED SCOTT, General Vice-Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by R. E. Comp. F. 
Scott and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

REPORT OF THE MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

At the Grand Chapter Convocation in Ottawa in April, 1975, the 
allowances granted your Committee of 12<* per mile one way and 
$12.50 per day were said at that time to be only an interim adjustment. 
With inflation continuing out of control the present rates are felt by 
your Committee to be quite inadequate. Your Committee believes the 
mileage allowance should be not less than 15*;' one way which is 
actually only 7%tf per mile travelled. A survey conducted by the 
Commercial Travellers Association of Canada in the summer of 1977, 
and costs have escalated since then, shows that the cost then of operating 
a 1977 standard sized automobile with V8 engine and automatic trans- 
mission in the Toronto area, taken as an average for Ontario is 26. 2< 4 
per mile, driving 10,000 miles per year. At 15,000 miles per year the 
cost is reduced to 19. 6< 4 per mile. This is as much or more than the 
average owner would drive other than for business purposes. 



98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

As for the per diem allowance, we all realize hotel room rates and 
the cost of meals have both increased considerably since 1975. We 
now recommend that the Per Diem allowance be $15.00. 

It must be remembered that these rates do not now, and never 
have pretended to cover even half of a Grand Chapter Officer's expenses 
for attending the Annual Convocation. They are offered as a contri- 
bution towards the expenses of those eligible. No allowance whatso- 
ever is made for attendance at other meetings of the Grand Executive 
Committee. 

To sum up, your Committee recommends that the mileage 
rate be increased from 12 ^c 1 to 15^ per mile one way and that the per 
diem rate be increased from $12:50 to $15.00, the new rates to be 
effective from the closing of this Convocation. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
(signed) R. EX. COMP. GEORGE DEQUETTEVILLE, 
R. EX. COMP. ARTHUR S. HALEY, 
R. EX. COMP. LLOYD B. GILLESPIE, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. L. 
B. Gillespie and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REGALIA 

Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Membes of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee has not accomplished the purpose for which it 
was appointed, that of reducing the price of regalia, particularly Grand 
Chapter Regalia. 

Our present Grand Chapter Regalia was designed many years ago 
when the highly specialized materials used therein were readily avail- 
able and reasonably priced. There were many small manufacturers 
willing to compete for the business. Now, because of specializing in 
lager volume products, or amalgamation or going out of business 
there are now only very few foreign suppliers. The Regalia Manu- 
facturers are at their mercy. Added to this situation is the foreign 
exchange problem which fluctuates from day to day. Consequently the 
Regalia Manufacturers cannot quote for any long period and we were 
unable to get bids for a year's supply. 

It would now seem appropriate to amend the Constitution of 
Grand Chapter, sections 191-194 inclusive to simplify the Regalia, not 
only of Grand Chapter but the Constituent Chapters as well when the 
job is being done. Our present Regalia is one of the most elaborate 
in the world of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Your Committee suggests continuing study so that recommenda- 
tions and the necessary motions, if any, may be put forward at the 
next Convocation of this Grand Chapter. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

V. EX. COMP. JOHN E. YAEGER, 

R. EX. COMP. ED. W. ELCOMBE, 

R. EX. COMP. L. B. GILLESPIE, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. L. 
B. Gillespie and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 



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REVIEWER OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER GRAND 
CHAPTERS 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in The 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

With great pleasure I have received and read the Proceedings of 
forty plus Grand Chapters from Canada, United States of America, and 
Foreign Countries and although each Grand Chapter has some problems, 
Capitular Masonry is still in a healthy state. The most often mentioned 
problems are loss of members and small attendance at meetings, how- 
ever, only one answer has been found and this is concerted interest and 
hard work. We can not reverse the losses by death, we can do some- 
thing about suspensions and we can increase the number of exaltations. 

Although statistics can become boring, and percentages can be 
arranged to prove almost anything; I am sure that the following figures 
will be of interest. In the United States alone, there was a net loss of 
over ten thousand Companions; California nine hundred and fifty, Ohio 
eight hundred and eight-five, New York eight hundred and twenty-seven, 
Texas six hundred and thirty-seven, Iowa three hundred and so on, 
Michigan projected a loss of four hundred and sixteen but actually lost 
only one hundred and sixty-one. The biggest gain seems to have been 
in South Carolina, six hundred and thirty-two. Many other States had 
small gains or broke even. The reports received from our Provinces 
show an overall small gain; Nova Scotia ten, New Brunswick seventeen, 
Saskatchewan twenty-four, while Alberta lost four and British Columbia 
and the Yukon Territories declined by twenty-nine. New Zealand showed 
a new loss of thirty-six. 

It is not my intention to attempt to explain the reason why this 
unfortunate trend seems to be on the increase year after year. Instead 
I shall make reference to various inferences given by Grand Chapters. 

One Grand Jurisdiction has two reasons for declining membership — 
(1) social changes and (2) our own deficiencies. In terms of the latter, 
poor degree work; inability to attract young men; unplanned meetings; 
failure to provide interesting programs; neglect of new members; poor 
morale among the officers; and failure to encourage Companions about 
to demit or to be suspended to return to the fold. 

The following excerpts from different Proceedings should be of 
interest and should portray the general condition throughout the world. 

BRITISH COLUMBIA: The average age of our Companions is 
still a cause for concern. We desperately need younger members. We 
must find a way to attract them. (Incidently the average age of our 
Companions is forty-six years, while Grand Chapter Officers average 
well over sixty.) 

NEW BRUNSWICK: I should like to recommend Field Days or 
Work Shops within the district for the purpose of establishing uni- 
formity in the work of the degrees. 

NOVA SCOTIA: The financial health of Grand Chapter appears to 
be good and the small increase in membership supports this optimistic 
view. Suspensions and demtis are still a concern. Some can scarcely 



100 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

be avoided, but others can, and the Chapters are urged to take remedial 
action to reverse the trend. 

SASKATCHEWAN: In one Chapter on a special occasion, sixteen 
Companions attended and fifteen of them were Past First Principals. 
In a few years the membership of this Chapter will begin to fall off 
sharply and may seek to surrender its charter. 

IRELAND: I have expressed the hope that far more young Com- 
panions would endeavour to equip themselves with the knowledge 
necessary to enable them to take an active part in the Advancement 
and Exaltation of Candidates in their Chapters. I fear, however, that 
this is just not happening and that this work, so vital to the future 
well-being of Royal Arch Masonry is still having to be carried on by 
the faithful few. 

NEW ZEALAND: Let us appeal to all Companions to unite our 
efforts to strengthen Royal Arch Masonry by our attitude and en- 
deavours to strengthen the fellowship, improve our spiritual philosophy, 
decide to attend at least fifty percent of our meetings and by persuading 
non-regular attenders to come and support us and our Officers. This 
strengthening the bonds of fellowship and understanding could reduce 
the number of resignations and I hope inspire more Craft Members 
interested in furthering their Masonic knowledge to join and attend our 
Royal Arch Chapters. 

ARIZONA: This has been an unusual year. Twenty months of 
recession and inflation have not enhanced the financial well-being of 
the Grand and constituent Chapters. This has also had no little effect 
on the personal lives and well-being of our Companions. This in turn 
has affected their involvement in the Chapter activitites. We must 
now respond to this unwelcome challenge, renew our zeal and meet 
our fiscal responsibilities. Anthing less will destroy the progress we 
have enjoyed in recent years. 

COLUMBIA: It is noted that there is some improvement in the 
ritual work in the various regions. Several of the Chapters are con- 
ferring parts of the work which they could not do a few years ago. 
There are a few that have developed so far as to be able to confer all 
the work without assistance. 

In other words, we need to make our new members feel that they 
are a part of our Fraternity. I know from experience that if one is 
given a specific duty and made to feel that they are needed, they will 
be better members, they will be more interested and they will be more 
inclined to ask someone else to share the interest they have. 

CONNECTICUT: Nothing would afford me greater pleasure and 
satisfaction than to report to you that all is well with Capitular 
Masonry in Connecticut. I cannot with good conscience do so. The 
steady erosion of our membership increasing problems in making our 
constituent Chapters financially stable, sloppy and inattentive (or 
incorrect) degree work (in some cases no degree work at all) and the 
pressing demands of our mobile and volatile society are all exacting 
their toil, collectively and individually. The welfare and success, indeed, 
the very survival of Royal Arch Masonry is all too often being sacrificed 
on the altar of complacency and indifference. Positive thinking and 
aggressive planning are the keys to restoring the vitality of Capitular 
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IDAHO: It is sufficient to recall to our minds how great a treasure 
we have in our ritual, composed as it is of riches drawn from all parts 
of the world and from all ages. 

ILLINOIS: It is obvious that if a Chapter ceases to have stated 
meetings it will soon die on the vine. We should spend as much effort 
in trying to save a dying Chapter as we would in trying to activate a 
new Chapter. 

Regarding dues cards — so often, a man becomes delinquent for 
two or three years and then he is suspended for non-payment of dues. I 
recommend that the Secretary of every Chapter send a dues notice to 
the members and notify the Grand Secretary when this has been done. 

We have a great purpose, a great cause and I am willing to 
dedicate this year to propagating the Masonic Light as much as I can 
and working with you in spreading the Light of Masonry. 

IOWA: It is my hope that this year would show Royal Arch 
Masonry on the increase. Although such is not the case I am en- 
couraged by the interest and activity shown by many Chapters. I urge 
you to organize District York Rite Clubs for the purpose of promoting 
social activities, York Rite Festivals, and interest in our Fraternity. 

MASSACHUSETTS: The emphasis in our leadership in the past 
few years, seems to have been on youth, and this is all to the good, 
because in the youth of our Land rests the future of not only the Grand 
Royal Arch Chapter but that of our entire country. 

The fact that many fraternal and religious organizations are 
suffering losses in membership should be no consolation to us as we 
annually register a loss in membership. Naturally we have no control 
over the Grim Reaper, but there are two areas in which we can stem 
the tide, the other being losses due to demits and suspensions, the latter 
accounting for sizeable losses. Yes, we should constantly search for new 
members but also strive to retain those whom we have exalted. Will 
you do your part? 

With the increased revenue derived from the change in the per 
capita tax during the year our budget looks healthier. However with 
the annual decrease in members, a resulting loss of revenue from dues 
occurs, and until we begin experiencing mmbership gains, the balance 
sheet will soon show in red ink again. 

MICHIGAN: I must conclude my repeating, that all the help and 
material your Grand Chapter can provide can only be effective if the 
subordinate Chapters study it and put it into use. It will not bring 
in petitions in the back of some file drawer. If we keep the momentum 
and go that extra mile Capitular Masonry will show an actual gain. 

NEVADA: The state of the Craft, it seems, is always a subject 
of much conversation. It would, indeed, be gratifying to report that it 
is excellent, but unfortunately, such is not the case. We have so many 
Companions doing so little and so very few who are carrying the entire 
burden. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Membership is not the responsibility of your 
Grand Chapter Officers only — it is the responsibility of each and 
every member of this or any Masonic Order. May we overcome some 
of the pratices inherent in the Blue Lodge, of assuming that the direction 



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to the door of Masonic fellowship must be sought by the uninformed 
and unsolicited, and find time and place to improve our channels of 
enlightenment. 

NEW JERSEY: Festivals: The comments concerning these Festivals 
range from outspoken acclaim to guarded opinions as to their merit, 
but all are unanimous in their observations that they are necessary 
to sustain the membership and pratical in this day and age where 
competition for a persons' time is fierce. 

RHODE ISLAND: I have met with interested officers of several 
borderline Chapters. These dedicated Capitular Masons confronted with 
declining membership and deteriorating interest among the remaining 
members, have been striving to cement the remnants of their respective 
Chapters. Our membership has declined slightly over this year. One 
beneficial development has been the lowering of the age of the officers. 
This will attract younger and possibly more active participation in the 
Chapters, officer lines and degree work. 

SOUTH DAKOTA: Although we have sustained a loss again this 
year it seems to me that there is more interest and activity in Capitular 
Masonry than there has been in the past. 

TENNESSEE: We continue to recognize that our York Rite 
Festivals, are responsible for a goodly number of Companions exalted 
therein. 

TEXAS: Most losses in membership seem to result from "non- 
payment of dues". We wonder why this seeming lack of interest. Why 
are Companions willing to "drop out" of York Rite Masonry? Perhaps 
it is because the light of York Rite Masonry burns low in each of us. 
Perhaps we have forgotten that we must be the fuel for that light. 
Have we trimmed the wicks of our lives with the implements of true 
Masonic philosophy? Are we living as genuine York Rite Companions 
are supposed to live ? Let each of us make a truly honest examination 
of our lives as Companions. 

This type of report could go on for many more pages because of 
the wealth of material that is available. Only highlights have been 
mentioned. 

It .can be readily seen from the above that all Countries appear to 
be having similar difficulties. I hope the reading of this review has 
not left a feeling of gloom over the assembled Companions, reversely 
I hope it will give us the desire and energy to push forward more 
aggressively in our endeavours to strengthen and consolidate our great 
organization. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. EX. COMP. JOHN E. YAEGER, Reviewer. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. J. 
E. Yaeger and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS & JURISPRUDENCE 

The year 1977/78 has been an uneventful year for the Committee 
on the Constitution. There has been routine handling of By-law 
Amendment requests and the volume has not been heavy. I would 
like to pay tribute to those Grand Superintendents who heeded our 



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plea to check carefully the material that they were being asked to 
endorse so that what came to us would be complete and in good form. 
There has been an improvement in this respect during the past year. 

With the further amendments that have been made to the Consti- 
tution over the last two or three years and the sale there has been for 
the Constitution, we now have to consider printing a further supply 
during this next year, and this will be recommended to be completed 
incorporating the amendments which have been made since the book 
was printed. My Committee will cooperate with the Grand Scribe E. 
in preparing the material to ensure that this is done. 

W. S. THOMSON, Chairman, 
Constitution, Laws & Jurisprudnece. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. 
Comp. Wm. S. Thomson and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The report of our Grand Historian this year is taking a different 
format than previously followed. I feel that current events during the 
fiscal year will be of greater importance in the future than delving 
mto old records which, in my opinion, should be done by the Archives 
Committee. 

At our 119th Convocation the Committee on the revision of the 
Book of Work had completed its task. The books were then made 
available to all Chapters with the understanding that the New Work 
could be put into practice immediately but would not become mandatory 
until after the 120th Convocation in April, 1978. 

To date many Chapters have not requested copies. Most of the 
Chapters who have, however, find the new ritual comprehensively 
superior to the previous one and report an increase of interest among 
the Companions and Officers conducting their meetings accordingly. 

At the close of our previous Convocation it was found that Ontario 
had a net increase of 70 Companions. This is encouraging considering 
that the loss of membership through deaths and other reasons was 783. 

During the past fiscal year many Chapters celebrated Fifty Anni- 
versaries. Many sent histories to the writer who will arrange for 
their posterity by placing them with the Library and Archives files. 

Aylmer Chapter No. 81, Aylmer, Ontario, celebrated its 100th 
Anniversary on Saturday, September 24, 1977 with a reception dinner 
and dance. 

On September 28, 1977, Orient Chapter No. 79, Toronto held a 
Memorial Service followed by the presentation of its history prepared 
by their Historian M. H. Poupart on the occasion of their 100th Anni- 
versary. 



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Ark Chapter No. 80, Windsor, Ontario, completed its 100th Anniver- 
sary with a quiet celebration by its Companions on October 1, 1977. 

During Saturday, October 15, 1977, Ionic Chapter, No. 83, Orange- 
ville entertained their guests with a resume of their 10th year history 
presented by Rt. Ex. Comp. H. French followed by the presentation of 
three 25 Year Past Principal's Jewels and an enjoyable dinner. 

Mount Sinai Chapter, No. 212 Richmond Hill, Ontario, on February 
7, 1978 marked their 60th Anniversary by having Grand Chapter Officers 
confer the M.M.M. Degree using the New Ritual. At the banquet hour 
a 50-lb. cake was cut in honour of the event. 

On September 27, 1977 Rt. Ex. Comp. W. Rainey was invested with 
the Regalia of Grand Chaplain. This was the first time in 119 years 
that such an appointment had been made. This was done by our Grand 
First Principal M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule for St. John's Chapter No. 48, 
Cobourg, who at the time were meeting in the Temple at Port Hope, 
Ontario. 

The 18th of February, 1978 was of special significance to St. John's 
Chapter No. 48, Cobourg. Most Ex. Comp. W. Sproule and members 
of Grand Chapter dedicated the building for the use of the Chapter, 
followed by the installation and investiture of the Officers under the 
direction of R. Ex. Comp. M. Van Wamelen. An interesting talk on the 
Chapter's background was given by Ex. Comp. W. Dickinson. It was 
noted that the Banners used, were donated by Keystone Chapter No. 72, 
Stirling. 

The 50 Year Anniversary of Palestine Chapter No. 249, at Bowman- 
ville on Saturday, March 4, 1978, showed the depth and character of 
this fine Chapter. The evening commenced with a dinner in the Great 
Hall of St. John's Anglican Church, after which a presentation of "hand 
embroidered and fashioned aprons" was made by Ex. Comp. Hayes to 
Most Ex. Comp. W. Sproule. Most Ex. Comp. Sproule suggested that 
these should be used on special occasions in Districts 10 and 11. The 
Chapter was opened in due form followed by a Memorial Service. A 
summary of the History was orated by the Historian, Very Ex. Comp. 
W. G. Pascoe — a complete copy of which is in our Library. 

The efforts of Toronto District 8 and 8A to raise funds for the 
purpose of providing Kidney Dialysis Machines has met with medium 
success. As of this report approximately 607r of the required amount 
of $10,000.00 has been received. 

There were many receptions and Royal Arch Balls for our Grand 
First Principal. These have been highlighted in his address. 

We are saddened by the loss of many renowned members of Grand 
Chapter — M. Ex. Comp. John Burden, R. Ex. Comp. J. Woodland, R. 
Ex. Comp. O. Flint, V. Ex. Comp. John R. Brown, V. Ex. Comp. C. Rich 
and V. Ex. Comp. J. Shields. 

The foregoing report reflects a summary of those events and hap- 
penings sent to me by Chapters. It is hoped they will be of -benefit 
to those, who in the future, are attempting to obtain knowledge of the 
past. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

V. EX. COMP. JOHN E. YAEGER, Grand Histrian 

Moved by Right Excellent Companion A. L. Weisman, seconded by 
Very Excellent Comp. John Yaeger, that this report be received and 
adopted. Carried. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

The Committee on Finance submits herewith its report for the 
year ending February 28th, 1978. 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Scribe E. and the 
Auditors for the year ending February 28th, 1978, have been submitted 
to you, and have been reviewed by the Members of the Committee on 
Finance. It is our opinion, these reports present full and adequate 
details of all Receipts and Disbursements during the fiscal year in 
respect to the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter. 

We would advise at this time that, after consultation, and in 
agreement with the members of Grand Council, we have re-arranged 
the format of the Budget. 

In the new set-up we have set aside, first, the standard fixed 
revenue and expenditure amounts are separate and distinct. Second, 
the revenue and expenditures as they may apply to the purchase and 
sale of supplies for re-sale, and thirdly, when required as in the case 
of the budget to be presented shortly, an amount requested under the 
heading Capital Expenditure Equipment for Grand Scribe E.'s office. 

We would draw your attention that, while we are budgeting for an 
excess of income over expense for the year 1978/79 of an amount of 
$400.00, this is after we have taken care of all of our anticipated 
purchases which will result in an inventory of supplies for resale of 
approximately $4,000.00. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf 
of the Committee. 

M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT, P.G.Z., Chairman. 



ESTIMATE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 1979 



REVENUE: 

Registration fees 
Dues — per capita 
Interest from — 

Commuted Members Fund 
Dispensation & Warrants 
Interest on Investments 



Estimated 
Budget 

For Year 
1978/79 



2,000. 
32.500. 



3,400. 

150. 

6,000. 



Total 



44,050. 



106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



EXPENDITURES: 

Grand Chapter: 

Remuneration Grand Scribe E 

Office assistance 

Rent & Parking 

Miscellaneous (postage, 
telephone, etc.) . 


Estimated 
Budget 

For Year 
1978/79 

6,500. 
8,300. 

4,450. 

3,300. 
350. 


22,900. 

9,350. 
1,500. 

3,200. 

2,600. 

$ 

6,100. 
1,500. 


Total 


Employees' benefits 




Grand Convocation: 

General Convocation expenses 

Executive Committee 

Printing Proceedings 


4,500. 
2,300. 
2,200. 

350. 




Regalia — Grand Z. 




Testimonial — Grand Z. 








Printing: 

General 


1,500. 




Travelling: 

Grand Z 

Grand H 


2,000. 
250. 
250. 
BOO. 
200. 




Grand J 

Grand Scribe E 

Other 




Other: 

Audit 

Insurance 

Jewels & Engravings 

Education & Instruction 


600. 

1,000. 

750. 

250. 

enditure 

$ 4,500. 

3,500. 

2,800. 

2,800. 

500. 


39,550. 


Excess of Income over Exp 
Brought forward: Excess of fixed 

income over expenditures 

Sales of Supplies: 

Revenue 

. Expenditures: 

Constitutions 


4,500. 
8,000. 


Scribe E. Books 

Manuals 








Capital Expenditures: 

Equipment for Grand 

Scribe E. Office 


1,500. 


7,600. 


Excess of Income over Ex 
SUMMARY: 

Total Revenue 

Total Expenditures 


penditures .... 

$ 47,550. 
47,150. 


$ 


400. 


Excess of Income over Expenditures 


400. 





Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C. 
W. Emmett and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 107 

GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" 

Grand Chapter was "called off" at 4:00 p.m. to permit delegates to 
select their Grand Superintendents of the seventeen districts of the 
Grand Jurisdiction and to elect the officers of Grand Chapter for the 
ensuing- year. 

THURSDAY, 20 APRIL, 1978 

Grand Chapter was called on at 9:30 a.m. 

REPORT OF ELECTIONS 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH ANNUAL CONVO- 
CATION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 
OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE 
KING EDWARD HOTEL, CITY OF TORONTO, ONTARIO, ON 
18, 19, 20 APRIL, 1978, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND 
COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED: 



M. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand Z. 

141 Cedarvale Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4C 4J9 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott Grand H. 

41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton, Ontario, L8H 5G9 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Harold Stuart Grand J. 

506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 1W2 



Grand 
Council 



GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1978 

R. Ex. Comp. V. Rev. George Charles Coster Scovil Grand Chaplain 

22 Head St. N., Strathroy, Ontario, N7G 2J7 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Thomas A. Ferguson Grand Treasurer 

11 Coral Gable Dr., Weston, Ontario, M9M 1N8 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, Toronto, M4P 1K8 

R. Ex. Comp. William Bratty Bell Grand Scribe N. 

4 Thirteenth St., Toronto, M8V 3H4 

R. Ex. Comp. Percival Duff Armstrong Grand Prin. Sojourner 

148 Woods St., Stratford, N5A 1M1 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones Grand Registrar 

110 Wedgewood Dr., Kitchener, N2B 1E7 



108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z., 1951-52 

Room 314, 200 College Ave., London, N6A 1Y1 

M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z., 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z., 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z., 1961-62 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z., 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand Z., 1965-66 

1654 Pinehill Dr., Peterborough, K9J 6M2 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham Grand Z. 1970-71 

548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, M1P 1J8 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z., 1972-73 

Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, N0L 1G0 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z., 1974-75 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z., 1976-77 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, L6Y 1P8 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, N1R 4W4. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor 
Towers, Peterborough, K9J 6N6. 

R. Ex. Xomp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, N8X 1R2. 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. #206, 
Mississauga, L4Y 2N9. 

R. Ex. Comp. Eldridge K. Hogaboom, 36 Athol Ave., Toronto, M8Z 2A4. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, 65 Cuffley Cres. N., Downsview, 
M3K 1Y1. 

R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks, 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London, N5V 2C4. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Millar Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, 
Hamilton, L8N 2V4. 

R. Ex. Comp. William James Boston, 48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington, 
M9A 3N8. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Hugh Logan, P.O. Box 741, Chatham, N7M 5L1. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 109 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. George William Campbell, 282 Essa Rd., Barrie, L4M 4S7. 
R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Albert Faulkner, 21 Strachan Ave., Belleville, 

K8P 1W7. 
R. Ex. Comp. John Campbell Ferguson, John St., Box 92, Embro, 

NOJ 1J0. 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Stanlev Haley, 1144 Vimy St., North Bay, 

P1B 5C1. 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank Archibald Simpson, 6 Michael Cres., Petawawa, 

K8H 2L6. 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 
R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, N1R 4W4. 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9. 
R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, N8X 1R2. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1978-79 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Robert B. Morris, 

45 Queen St., Apt. #1, Tilbury, NOP 2L0, Bus: (519) 682-0671. 
London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Roy Vincent West 

781 Curry St., London, N5Y 1N7, Bus: (519) 451-8107; Res: (519) 

438-2194. 
Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. William John Ferguson 

R.R. #3, Newport Rd., Brantford, N3T 5L6, Bus: (519) 752-2003, 

Res: (519) 752-2003. 
Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John Franklin Reynolds 

43 Mercer Rd., Cambridge, N1R 5A7, Bus: (519) 621-2119, Res: 
(519) 621-2119. 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John Garnet Robbins 

2106 Gary Cres., Burlington, L7R 1T2, Res: (416) 634-5455. 
Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Leonard James De Zeeuw 

Box 64, Teeswater, NOG 2S0, Bus: (519) 392-6865, Res: (519) 392- 

6879. 
Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Nicholas Wallace Cooper 

3 Ridgewood Dr., Welland, L3C 2G7, Bus: (416) 735-8001, Res: 

(416) 734-3586. 
Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Martin Hocking Poupart 

37 Portico Dr., Scarborough, M1G 3R5, Res: (416) 439-3582. 
Toronto West District No. 8 A R. Ex. Comp. John Edward Kline 

186 Church St. E., Apt. 209, Brampton, L6V 1H3, Res: (416) 457-3275. 
Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Tonkin 

44 Bay St., Parry Sound, P2A 1S5, Bus: (705) 746-9673, Res: 
(705) 746-5300. 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Bernard Allan Box 

Box 49, Top St., R.R. #1, Pickering, Bus: (416) 683-0991, Res: 

(416) 683-3864. 
Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Robert Ross Chatterson 

312 Main St., Brighton, K0K 1H0, Bus: (613) 475-0168, Res: 

(613) 475-0168. 
St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. George Russel Drummond 

R.R. #2, Spencerville, Bus: (613) 658-2261, Res: (613) 658-2261. 



110 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Harry Wayne Barr 

R.R. #3, Pakenham, KOA 2X0, Res: (613) 624-5273. 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. James Robb 

530 Scott St., Fort Frances, P9A 1H4, Res: (807) 274-5730. 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Albert Franklin Gamble 

154 Eyre St., Sudbury, P3C 4A8, Res: (705) 673-4432. 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Robert McLeod 

R.R. #2, Swastika, Ontario, Res: (705) 642-3270. 



ASSISTANT OFFICERS— Appointed 
1978 - 1979 



V. Ex. Comp. Rev. Stan Edwin Smith Assistant Grand Chaplain 

382 Jarvis St., Oshawa, L1G 5L2. 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Lecturer 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6. 

V. Ex. Comp. Warren Newton Grand Sr. Sojourner 

79 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Apt. 1507, Toronto, M4H 1L5. 

V. Ex. Comp. Christopher Nates Grand Jr. Sojourner 

17 Duff St., Hamilton, L9C 1A8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Lloyd George Taylor Grand Sword Bearer 

112 Estelle Ave., Willowdale, M2N 5H5. 

V. Ex. Comp. James Robert Scott Grand Master 4th Veil 

183 College Ave. W., Guelph, NIG 1S6. 

V. Ex. Comp. Daniel Russell Preston Grand Master 3rd Veil 

67 Peter St. S., Renfrew, K7V 1H7. 

V. Ex. Comp. William Lang Patterson Grand Master 2nd Veil 

341 Colborne St. W., Orillia, L3V 3A4. 

V. Ex. Comp. Roy Sinden Grand Master 1st Veil 

35 Dufferin St., Aylmer, N5H 2L7. 

V. Ex. Comp. John Lighterness Dobson Grand Standard Bearer 

190 Pickering St., Toronto, M4E 3J8. 

V. Ex. Comp. David John Odishaw Grand Director of Ceremonies 

R.R. #3, Barrie 

V. Ex. Comp. Winston Greaves Grand Asst. Dir. of Ceremonies 

R.R. #1, Niagara-on-the-Lake 

V. Ex. Comp. Edward Russell Flutter Grand Organist 

1034 Mohawk St., Oshawa, L1G 4G6. 

V. Ex. Comp. Fredric George Heard Grand Pursuivant 

25 Gordon St., Stratford, N5A 4W2. 

V. Ex. Comp. Walter Baldwin Grand Steward 

197 East 15th St., Hamilton, L9A 4G1. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 111 

V. Ex. Comp. Lavern Nelso Sykes Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Blenheim 

V. Ex. Comp. John Edward Randall Grand Steward 

Shamrock St., Oil City, NON IPO. 

V. Ex. Comp. Lyman Metcalf Nicholls Grand Steward 

67 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge 

V. Ex. Comp. Albert H. Eagleson Grand Steward 

611 Sandra Cres., Wallaceburg, N8A 2C8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Ezekiel Edmund Bredin Grand Steward 

1721 Mater Drive, Sarnia, N7S 3S4. 

V. Ex. Comp. Norman Eric Jensen Grand Steward 

24 Beckett Blvd., Simcoe, N3Y 4C7. 

V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Ferris Clark Grand Steward 

26 York St., Orangeville, L9W 1L6. 

V. Ex. Comp. Glen Edward Hyland Grand Steward 

221 King St. East, Stoney Creek, L8G 1L8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Leonard Boyce Grand Steward 

65 Market St., Goderich, N7A 3M8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Eric Stabler Grand Steward 

R.R. #2, Dunnville, N1A 2W2. 

V. Ex. Comp. Alwyn Ernest Mills Grand Steward 

36 Fraserton Cres., Scarborough, M1J 1S8. 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Frederick Kline Grand Steward 

889 Hollowtree Cres., Mississauga, L4Y 2V3. 

V. Ex. Comp. Percv Spears Grand Steward 

473 Mary St., Wiarton, NOH 2T0. 

V. Ex. Comp. William Arthur Lloyd Ayre Grand Steward 

R.R. #4, Bowmanville, L1C 3K5. 

V. Ex. Comp. Frederic Bowman Grand Steward 

11 Coleman Dr., Trenton, K8V 3A5. 

V. Ex. Comp. John Douglas Seller Grand Steward 

R.R. #1, Long Sault, KOC IPO. 

V. Ex. Comp. Delbert Alexander McQuaid Grand Steward 

R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake, KOH 2P0. 

V. Ex. Comp. Albert William Cant Grand Steward 

198 Dorothy St., North Bay, P1B 7Y2. 

V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger Grand Historian 

19 Eva Rd., P.H. 5, Etobicoke, M9C 4W4. 

V. Ex. Comp. William Dunlop Grand Outer Guard 

2360 Birchmount Rd., Apt. 512, Agincourt, MIT 2M4. 

V. Ex. Comp. David MacLachlan Honourary Grand Outer Guard 

1460 Bayview Ave., Apt. 302, Toronto, M4G 3B3. 



112 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

REPORT ON GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule and all Past Grand Z.'s 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. George DeQuettville, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

COMMITTEE OF GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE ORGANIZATION 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. A. Ferguson, 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Bro. John Lewars. 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven, M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Harold Inee, R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Deputy Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, Vice-Chairman 

District Chairmen: District No. 1 — R. Ex. Comp. Marwood Fletcher; 

District No. 2— R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch; District No. 3— R. Ex. 

Comp. John C. Ferguson; District No. 4 — R. Ex. Comp. John C. Boswell; 

District No. 5— R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall; District No. 6 — R. Ex. 

Comp. Stanley E. Wheeler; District No. 7— R. Ex. Comp. John F. 

Livingstone; District No. 8 — R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe; District 

No. 8A— R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff; District No. 9— R. Ex. Comp. 

William G. Campbell; District No. 10^— R. Ex. Comp. Stephen Tripp 

and R. Ex. Comp. Jack Meier; District No. 11 — R. Ex. Comp. Clarence 

Faulkner; District No. 12 — R. Ex. Comp.. Robert Laushway and R. Ex. 

Comp. Max Laushway; District No. 13 — R. Ex. Comp. Clifford Meunier; 

District No. 14 — R. Ex. Comp. Chester Miller and R. Ex. Comp. Douglas 

Argent; District No. 15 — R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley; District No. 16 

— R. Ex. Comp. Harold Fick. 

R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard, Secretary. 

REVISION AND EDITING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORK, 
INSTALLATION AND MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Advisory Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, 

V. Ex. Comp. Chester Philip, R. Ex. Comp. Ed Elcombe, 

R. Ex. Comp. Irving Ingles. 

R. Ex. Comp. William Bell, Secretary. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 113 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft, 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby, Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, Chairman 

Ex. Comp. George Johnson, Vice-Chairman and Editor of Keystone, 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assistant Editor of Keystone, 

All ruling Superintendents 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, R. Ex. Comp. William Boston 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Faulkner, R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks 

FINANCE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson 

Grand Scribe E., and all Past. Grand Z.'s 

INVESTMENTS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson, Vice-Chairman 

Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. George Hofmann, 

V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank Simpson, Vice-Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell, 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 
V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell, Vice-Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. John Yaeger, R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox, Vice-Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Douglas V. Latimer, 

R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis 



114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

FRATERNAL DEAD 
R. Ex. Comp. V. Rev. George Charles Coster Scovil 

COMMITTEE OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Chairman 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — 1979 

R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Vice-Chairman 

Plus committees of their own choosing 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and 
Twenty-first Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the City 
of Niagara Falls, Brock Hotel, 26, 27 and 28 April, 1979. 



Address of the Grand Z.: 

Aube L. Weisman, 
141 Cedarvale Ave., 
Toronto, Ontario, 
M4C 4J9 



^i^€^i^u^^ C^.L^J!u^ 



Grand Scribe E. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 115 

REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To Most Excellent Companion William H. Sprouie, Grand First Principal, 
Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

After a careful analysis of the Reports of the Grand Superin- 
tendents the scrutiny of the Statistical Tables and a review of the 
information supplied by the Grand Scribe E., your Committee takes 
pleasure in presenting its Report on the Condition of Capitular Masonry 
in this Grand Jurisdiction. 

First, we must record the many fraternal tributes and tokens of 
affection which have been paid to our Grand First Principal at Chapters 
wherever he has visited. His dedication to the many arduous duties 
of his office has been admired, yet his warm, sincere and friendly man- 
ner has resulted in many close personal ties with the Companions of 
our Order. These combined outstanding - attributes make our Grand 
First Principal an unique leader of Masons and we have been indeed 
favoured by having M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sprouie as our Grand Z. 

The Committee was distressed to learn of the ill-health that befell 
R. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Grand Second Principal, early last Sum- 
mer and we understand that he has now recovered to enjoy good health. 
We wish him many years of health and happiness in the important years 
ahead of him as the incoming Grand First Principal. The Committee 
has also noted that R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, Grand Third Principal, 
has made good progress in his recovery from illness and we also wish 
him continued good health. 

We cannot fail to note that our Grand Principals have been very 
active in other branches of Masonry, especially in the Craft Lodge, thus 
setting for us a fine example that despite their many duties associated 
with their offices in Capitular Masonry, they have found time to make 
a contribution to their Lodge. M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sprouie, Wor- 
shipful Master of The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727, has served his 
preferment as Grand Senior Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario with honourable distinction. R. Ex. Comp. 
Aube Weisman, the Senior Warden of The Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 727, 
is expected to be installed as Worshipful Master on April 10, 1978, on 
which occasion the Installation and Investiture Ceremonies will be con- 
ducted by M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Past Grand Z., and 
member of the Board of General Purposes of Grand Lodge. This close 
relationship between our Grand Chapter Officers and those of Grand 
Lodge demonstrate the excellent harmony existing between our two 
Noble Institutions. 

From the examination of the activities of the District Grand Super- 
intendents we can report that they have rendered faithful and exemplary 
service on behalf of our Grand First Principal and that they have upheld 
the dignity of their office most commendably while advancing Capitular 
Masonry in the Grand Jurisdiction. 

Foremost in the minds of many Companions within this Grand 
Chapter is the status of the membership, since many other Jurisdictions 
outside of Ontario continue to report alarming declines in membership. 
After checking the figures, we find that we have suffered a net loss 
of over a 100 members in 1977. This loss is slightly over the net gain 
made in 1976, hence our position in the two-year period is slightly down. 

With the exception of 18 Chapters, all Chapters advanced new can- 
didates. However, the withdrawals, suspensions and deaths have 



116 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

accounted for a loss of 804 members, whereas we find that admissions, 
affiliations and restorations add up to only 689. Deaths amount to 432, 
which is slightly higher than in 1976, but this is one factor over which 
we have no control. However, the Committee is firmly convinced that 
something can and should be done about the suspensions and demits 
which aggregate to a total loss of 372 members. We urge that all 
Chapters make a determined effort to personally contact every member 
before granting a demit or suspension and to do all possible to encourage 
the member to retain his membership in good standing. In addition, 
we should re-double our efforts to obtain new members. We have 
found that well planned Master Mason Nights have been very effective 
in acquainting Craft Masons to the benefits of Royal Arch Masonry. 
The presentation of the film "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" 
provides excitement, inspiration and information on Royal Arch Masonry 
to our Craft brethren and should be shown wherever possible. 

Our congratulations are extended to Tyrian Chapter No. 258, Mark- 
ham, for being chosen the 1977 winner of the Thomson Trophy. This 
Chapter, a runner-up in 1976, has been declared the 1977 winner. As 
one of our smaller Chapters, the dedication and zeal of its Principals, 
Officers and Members have raised it to a Chapter to be watched in 
the future. This is another good example of the proof of the old adage, 
"When there is a will, there is a way". 

We find that the average attendance at Chapters in 1977 remained 
at the same level as in 1976, namely 17.5 members attending the average 
Chapter meeting in the Grand Jurisdiction. We wish to acknowledge 
and congratulate Kitchener Chapter No. 117, Waterloo, for having 
achieved the distinction of having the highest average attendance of 
any Chapter, that of 46 members per meeting. We also note that in 
1976 this Chapter had advanced 20 candidates, the largest number of 
any Chapter that year, and this year they have advanced 15 new candi- 
dates. We sincerely appreciate the dedication shown by Kitchener 
Chapter in their promotion of Capitular Masonry. We note that the 
average number of visitors to all Chapters in the Grand Jurisdiction 
remains at 5 per meeting, similar to 1976. 

We are disturbed to note that Principals are still being absent on 
the occasion of the Official Visit of the Grand Superintendents. In 
particular we find that 59 Principals were absent during 1977 for 
various reasons. Lack of interest by the Principals is one serious under- 
lying cause for irregular attendance of the members. It is beholden 
upon each Officer to discharge his duties and obligations to the very 
best of his ability. The symbols of the sword and trowel are ever 
before us to admonish us to engage in a continual labour in the rebuild- 
ing and strengthening of our Chapters. Ours is a noble work and just 
rewards ultimately come to all who labour diligently. 

There were 1,379 regular meetings held in the Grand Jurisdiction 
by Chapters in 1977, and in addition there were 85 Social Evenings, and 
20 Master Mason Nights. The Grand Superintendents reported 8 
Districts held Divine Services. We also note the dedication of a new 
Chapter Room in the new Masonic Temple at Ottawa, which was 
attended by the Grand First Principal and many Past and Present 
Grand Chapter Officers along with many Companions. We extend 
congratulations to the following Chapters which celebrated their 100th 
year anniversaries: Aylmer Chapter No. 81, Orient Chapter No. 79, 
Ark Chapter No. 80 and Ionic Chapter No. 83. We also found that 
there were four Receptions held in the honour of our Grand First 
Principal, by London, Toronto and Hamilton Districts and at Timmins. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 117 

Now for the matter of outstanding dues and those Companions 
in arrears beyond the period of 12 months. We have found there are 
933 Companions in arrears for the gross amount of $39,573.62. The 
Committee also notes that this is $419.52 higher than the outstanding 
gross recorded in 1976, so it would appear that no serious attempt 
has been made by Chapters to recover the outstanding dues. This 
amount if invested at 6% would yield an annual interest of $2,345., a 
good return to assist Chapters to pay their operating expenses. At 
present we are loosing the use of the capital as well as the potential 
interest. The Committee again asks the Chapters to make a serious 
and determined effort to correct this situation. The Committee finds 
that the average Chapter's dues in this Grand Jurisdiction to average 
$14.66 per year. 

We observe with pleasure that one hundred and ninety-seven 
Companions have been honoured in 1977. Ninety-seven Companions 
were awarded the 25-Year Past Principals Jewel, eight-six Companions 
were presented with the 50-Year Royal Arch Masons Jewel and four 
Companions were distinguished by receiving the 50-Year Past Principals 
Bar. Ten senior Companions were especially honoured, eight receiving 
the 60-Year Royal Arch Mason's Numerals, one receiving the 70-Year 
Numeral and one receiving the 75-Year Numeral. We extend to those 
Companions our sincerest fraternal congratulations and thank them for 
their many years of faithful service and contribution to our Noble 
Institution. 

The Committee has been pleased to learn that one out of every 
three Chapters have contributed to Benevolence, donating a total of 
$7,643.14. We especially congratulate Toronto District 8A, for their 
efforts, where 11 out of 14 Chapters have made contributions and we 
are also very pleased to hear of the programme being made by the 
Welfare Committee of the two Toronto Districts in their goal of raising 
$10,000 for the purchase of Kidney dialysis machines to be placed in 
Sunnybrook Medical Centre and that they have reached beyond the half- 
way mark. We therefore congratulate all Companions and Chapters for 
putting Masonic Charity and Brotherly Love into action. 

We are also pleased to note that Toronto District 8A has once again 
achieved a 100 percent Bursary participation by its 14 Chapters. This 
is a very worthwhile project to help deserving students. 

The Committee observes from the Reports of the Grand Super- 
intendents that protocol in Chapters of the Districts is improving, that 
Chapters of Instruction in the new Ritual have been held and that the 
new Ritual is being well received, that the Principals' Associations are 
becoming more active, stronger, better organized and taking on a 
more vigorous leadership role in Royal Arch Masonry in the Districts. 
In addition, the Grand Superintendents in their appraisal on the condi- 
tion of Chapters in their Districts report that 105 Chapters have "good" 
or "better than good" prospects for the future. All this augurs well 
for Capitular Masonry. 

The Committee on the Condition of Capitular Masonry for the 
year 1976 cautioned Chapters against increasing the work load of 
our Grand Principals by too many functions requiring their presence, 
thus impairing their health and efficiency. In 1977, we notice that 
the Grand Principals have been able to divide up their visits and other 
duties so that they have been only required to travel and visit as a 
Grand Council on the more important functions. 

The members of this Committee appreciate the opportunity of 
presenting this report on the Conditions of Royal Arch Masonry in 
Ontario and while we have learned of some loss in membership this 



118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

year and understandably feel disappointed, it is not a startling loss 
and can be rectified with a little effort. However, we are disturbed 
at the large amount of outstanding dues and recommend urgent action 
to collect them. Attendance at Chapters remains as it has over the 
past ten years and still needs improving, but we caution against seeking 
numbers for the mere sake of numbers. Quality must always be our 
objective, for in Freemasonry there is simply no substitute for quality. 
Certain of our Chapters have been very successful and show that 
attendance, interest of the membership, activity, strength and standing 
in the Masonic Community are in direct proportion to the effectiveness 
of the Leadership. 

We thank Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule for his inspiration 
and for his leadership and, as his term of office draws to a close, we 
pray that the Great Jehovah will grant him good health for many 
years to come and that he will continue to contribute to our beloved 
Order. We thank him for the privilege of serving on this Committee, 
it has been a rewarding and satisfying Masonic experience. 

Yours respectfully and fraternally, 

V. EX. COMP. JOHN E. YAEGER, 

R. EX. COMP. JOHN F. MURDOCK, 

R. EX. COMP. HUGH FACKRELL, Vice-Chairman. 

R. EX. COMP. GORDON H. STUART, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 

To the Officers and Companions of The Most Excellent, The Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Your committee has reviewed with much interest the address of 
M. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule and desire to join with him in the warm 
fraternal greeting extended to our many guests and delegates. We also 
agree that Toronto, long recognized as a Convention Centre, is a fitting 
location for our 120th Annual Convocation. We share with him the 
joy of receiving Most Worshipful Bro. and Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. George 
Turner, representing our Grand Master Most. Wor. Bro. Robert E. 
Davies. 

Most Excellent Companion Sproule made many visitations and 
attended many meetings during the past year. The statement of his 
visits demonstrates that, in his effort to faithfully discharge the duties 
of his office, he gave unstintingly of his time and energy to further 
the cause of Royal Arch Masonry. We commend him for his visits 
to other Grand Jurisdictions and to the Districts in this Jurisdiction. 
We congratulate him on the honours personally bestowed on him. Your 
Committee approves our Grand Z.'s appointment of Grand Represen- 
tatives and compliments him on his selection. 

We share with our Grand Z. in the great loss our Grand Chapter 
experienced in the sudden passing of our senior Past Grand First 
Principal Most Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Q.C., Rt. Ex. Comp. James 
W. Woodland, chairman of Credentials for many years and the number , 
of dedicated Royal Arch Masons who in their own way made a lasting 
contribution. 

We concur in his recommendations that past rank be granted 
certain First Principals who were prevented from serving a full term 
of office, and we endorse his action to Grand Chapter for approval. 

We concur wholeheartedly in the recommendation of our Grand Z. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 119 

to confer the rank of Past First Principal on Rt. Wor. Bro. and Comp. 
N. Richard Richards in accordance with Sec. 63J of the Constitution 
and Comp. Rev. Sydney J. Maddock in accordance with Sec. 5 of the 
Constitution. 

We join in the commendation and encouragement expressed by our 
Grand Z., to the Royal Arch Welfare Committee of Toronto. This 
example of Royal Arch Masonry in action is most worthy of emulation. 

It is gratifying to note the long list of our Companions who have 
been honoured by receiving Jewels and Distinguished Service Medals, 
marking their accomplishments in Royal Arch Masonry. We congratu- 
late them all and commend our Grand Z. on his action in having these 
awards presented by himself or other Grand Chapter Officers. 

Your Committee are in full accord with the recommendation of our 
Grand Z. that Honourary Membership on our Grand Executive Com- 
mittee be conferred on Right Excellent Companion E. K. Hogaboom 
in recognition of his long and fruitful service to our Grand Chapter. 

The timely remarks of our Grand Z. on membership meets with 
our unqualified approval, and we agree, with him, that personal effort 
by our active Companions would prevent many deletions from our mem- 
bership. 

APPRECIATION 

No Grand First Principal could fulfill all the duties required of 
him without the assistance of the various officers of his staff or without 
the advice and knowledge of Past Grand Z.'s. 

We are pleased to note that our present Grand Principal is aware 
of this fact from the generous manner he expressed his appreciation 
to those who in any way helped him to carry out his duties of Grand 
First Principal during the past two years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. THOMSON, 

LEO J. GENT, 

FRASER HAY, M.D., 

BRUCE H. SMITH, 

CHARLES E. EMMETT, Chairman. 



GRAND Z.'s INAUGURAL ADDRESS 

Most Excellent Sir, M. Wor. Bro. Dr. George Turner, my Colleagues 

and Companions: 

In expressing my gratitude to this august body, my first thoughts 
are directed to those Past Principals of Mount Sinai Chapter #212 who 
encouraged me on the long road to this high office. 

My thanks are also directed to those Past Grand First Principals 
*of this Grand Chapter whose patience and guidance assisted me to pre- 
pare for the challenge of giving leadership to this jurisdiction of the 
Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem and for the wonderful ceremony of 
installation just witnessed. 

And a particular thanks to my Colleagues and Companions of this 
Grand Chapter who considered me worthy of the highest office at their 
command. 



120 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

I stand here today, literally in the footsteps of the great leaders 
of our Order. Men who have distinguished themselves as champions 
of our Masonic art. Men whose vision and wisdom have brought us 
to this one hundred and twentieth year of our existence. Great and 
exciting years that have seen our Royal Craft grow from three chapters 
and a few hundred Companions to one hundred and fifty-five Chapters 
and more than eighteen thousand Companions. We have traversed the 
valleys and peaks of membership but on the balance we continue to 
grow and mature. I visualize a period of great growth for the entire 
Masonic Order, because today men everywhere are reaching out, search- 
ing and seeking to associate with men of goodwill so their lives may 
become enriched with more purpose and meaning. I trust our Com- 
panions of the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem will be ready to parti- 
cipate in this growth cycle. 

The past has given us a great heritage. 

The present is our responsibility. 

The future is our challenge. 

One hundred and twenty years ago a group of Royal Arch Masons 
had a dream. That dream became today's reality. I fervently pray 
that our dreams will become tomorrow's realities. 

There are many objectives I hope to see fulfilled in the coming 
years. These are some of the realizations I am looking for: 

A closer relationship with our craft brethren. 

A twinning of craft lodges and Royal Arch Chapters. 

A greater understanding and appreciation between all bodies of 
Masonry with very high hopes between peoples everywhere. 

A sponsoring by some Chapters of a new Chapter in their district. 

That more Companions act in the capacity of associate members 
to Chapters wherever services may be needed. 

Consideration be given to bringing in new candidates as life mem- 
bers and to convert existing members to the life membership plan. 

That more distrcits signify their interest to invite this Grand Chapter 
to hold the semi-annual executive meeting and the annual Convocation 
in their cities. 

And that the Holy Land Tour planned for October, 1979 will be fully 
subscribed by our Companions and their families as well as all interested 
Masons. This tour will welcome participation by members of our sister 
jurisdictions. 

As I enter upon the duties of this high office I am concerned that 
too much may be expected of me and I humbly ask your tolerance and 
forgiveness for any human failings. 

Our paramount duty is to protect and preserve all our traditions, 
tenents, and purposes. Only by such act can we satisfy ourselves that 
we have fulfilled the trust reposed in us when we were privileged to 
become a part of our great and time honoured institution. 

I congratulate all the elected and appointed officers of this Grand 
Jurisdiction, together we shall strive to raise this Grand Chapter to 
new heights. 

In closing I leave this thought with you: 

"There is a destiny that makes us brothers, 

No one goes his way alone, 
All that we send into the lives of others, 
Comes back into our own." 

M. EX. COMP. AUBE L. WEISMAN 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 121 

INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 

of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The portfolio holdings of the various accounts are respectfully 
detailed in the Auditor's report. 

The principal investment change during the past year was the sale 
of $30,000 Ontario Hydro Electric 3%% Bonds due Oct. 15th, 1979 with 
a capital loss of $1,550.14 from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent 
fund and the purchasing of Guaranteed Investment Certificates from 
the Graymac Mortgage in the amounts of $20,000, 9V 2 % due Feb. 27th, 
1983 and Astra Trust G.I.C. in the amount of $8,400, 9V 2 % due Jan. 
31st, 1983. This switch allowed us to write off our capitol loss and 
pick up an additional $1,000 in interest over the next 19 months. 

In analyzing the overall portfolio holdings there is still a 
substantial amount of our investments remaining at a very low yield 
but continuous upgrading of the interest return should be taken care 
of as soon as favourable opportunity warrants. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

M. EX. COMP. DR. FRASER HAY, P.G.Z. 

Seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
Dr. Fraser Hay and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

WHAT ABOUT THE GRAND CHAPTER BURSARY FUND? 

Grand Chapter considers this to be one of its most important 
projects ? 

ITS AIMS:— 

To see that no dependent of any of our Companions, or the de- 
pendant of a deceased Royal Arch Mason, or any Royal Arch Mason 
is deprived of the opportunity of higher education merely through lack 
of funds. 

HOW TO APPLY:— 

Obtain and complete an application form. The form is available 

through the Scribe E. of your Chapter, from your District Bursary 

Fund Chairman, or from Grand Chapter office. When the applicant's 

section is completed, the form is to be sent to the Scribe E. of your 
Chapter. 

CONFIDENTIALLY:— 

Applications are confidential because they contain personal and 
financial information. No reference may be made to any application 
in open Chapter. Applications are seen by the First Principal and the 
Scribe E. of the Chapter, the District Superintendent and/or the District 
Bursary Fund Chairman, and by the members of the Grand Chapter 
Bursary Committee. 

SECURITY:— 

Screening by the personal knowledge of two officers of the Chapter 
and by one or two officers of the District, provides assurance of a 
Royal Arch Masonic connection and that some financial assistance is 
needed. 



J22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The Bursary Committee obtains certification from the university, 
C.A.A.T. college, or technical school that the applicant is registered for 
the course indicated and that the Bursary will not reduce other scholar- 
ships, bursaries, government grants or the like, to which the applicant 
would otherwise be entitled. Our objective is to help and never to be 
a mere substitute for other awards. 

In forming their judgement, the Bursary Committee are favour- 
ably influenced towards young people who earn some money to help 
themselves. This is the best kind of evidence of the applicant's moti- 
vation. 

Arrangement for payment of Bursaries are made through the 
Awards office of the school attended. As far as is feasible, bursary 
cheques will be presented to the student by a nearby Grand Super- 
intendent or his designate under proper auspices at the school involved. 

SCHOLARSHIP:— 

Reasonable competence to undertake the proposed studies is ex- 
pected. There are no formal scholarship requirements. In the past, 
academic standing has ranged from satisfactory to excellent. 

SCOPE OF STUDY:— 

There are no formal restrictions. In recent years disciplines have 
ranged from electrical technology to theology, from medicine to sociology, 
from engineering to modern languages, from working with retarded 
children to computer science, from teaching to dentistry. 

Generally no award will be made for study at a non-Canadian 
school. Adequate funds are not available to consider grants for post- 
graduate work. 

BURSARY AWARDS:— 

The Bursary Committee of Grand Chapter has the responsibility for 
granting or refusing awards and, subject to available funds, for deter- 
mining the amount of each. Each applicant is notified of the decision 
by the Chairman of the Bursary Committee. 

Failure to receive an award is not a bar to future applications. 
It is fully recognized that conditions change from year to year. 

Present Bursary holders must file a new application if they wish 
and need assistance in future years. The Committee recognizes a 
continuing interest in each student's progress, and is favourably pre- 
disposed towards granting a reasonable series of bursaries to assist 
graduation or course completion. 

HOW IS THE FUND FINANCED?:— 

Most of the money for Bursaries comes from donations which are 
supplemented by interest revenue from the Bursary Fund. These 
donations comprise: 

(1) Donations by individual Companions through their Chapters. The 
objective of Grand Chapter is $1.00 per member. It is hoped that 
this can be approached. Your help is needed. Grand Chapter 
issues a receipt for income tax purposes for each donations of $5.00 
or over provided the name and address of the donor are available. 

(2) Chapter fund raising schemes, and donations from Chapter funds. 

(3) Memorial donations in lieu of flowers. A living memorial is surely 
the best kind of memorial. An increasing number of Chapters are 
doing this and encouraging their members to do so. Provided 
that the name and address of the next-of-kin are supplied, a card, 
signed by the Grand First Principal, is sent by Grand Chapter 
acknowledging that a donation was made. 

(4) The capital of the Bursary Fund may be increased by bequests in 
individual wills. This should be warmly commended to the Com- 
panions. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 123 

INCOME TAX STATUS:— 

The Income Tax Department has ruled that donations to the Royal 
Arch Bursary Fund are charitable donations and therefore deductible 
as provided by Income Tax regulations. 

Receipts for income tax purposes must come from Grand Chapter, 
not from a local Chapter, to be acceptable. 

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED BURSARIES?:— 

Twenty-four students received Bursaries during- the 1977-78 
academic year, 14 for the first time and 10 who had had previous 
assistance. During the twelve years the fund has been in operation 
276 Bursary awards have been made to 220 students (117 young men 
and 103 young ladies) for a total amount of over $65,000. Last year 
grants of $6,200. were approved. 

WILL YOU HELP BY PUBLICIZING THE GOOD WORK, BY 
CONTRIBUTING YOURSELF, AND BY ENCOURAGING YOUR 
COMPANIONS TO DO LIKEWISE?. 

Donations may be made: 

(1) through the Scribe E. of your Chapter. 

(2) through the District Bursary Chairman. 

(3) by being sent to Grand Chapter R.A.M. Bursary Fund, Suite 
205, 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, Ont. M4P 1K8. 

Sincerely and fraternally, 

CHARLES A. SANKEY, 

Chairman, Bursary Committee. 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. C. 
A. Sankey and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 

REPORT OF THE GRAND CHAPTER BURSARY COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 

Province of Ontario. 

Your Grand Chapter Bursary Committee suffered severe loss during 
the year in the passing of two of its ex-officio members. 

Most Excellent Companion John M. Burden had been very influ- 
ential in founding the Committee twelve years ago. While the in- 
firmities of age prevented his active participation in recent years, he 
retained a genuine interest in our work of which he helped to establish 
the objective of seeing to it that none of our dependants should be 
deprived of an opportunity of higher education merely through lack of 
funds. Our entire Bursary project is one of his memorials. 

Very Excellent Companion John Brown, with whose friendship your 
chairman was greatly honoured, was truly a scholar and a gentleman 
in the finest sense of both words. His courage in refusing to be 
impeded by substantial blindness, his infectious good humour under all 
circumstances and difficulties, his contributions, not just in words but 
in personal effort and commitment, to causes that were right and good 
were each proverbial. Let our memorial be, that every time we think 
of John Brown we want to cheer. 

We are very happy to report on your Committee's activities during 
the year. Since our last Convocation, 24 students, attending 14 universi- 
ties and community colleges, and sponsored by 17 Chapters, have re- 
ceived bursaries. Of these 10 have had previous assistance and 14 are 
on our bursary roll for the first time. The awards totalled $6,200. In 
recent years disciplines have ranged from electrical technology to 
theology, from medicine to sociology, from engineering to modern 
languages, from working with retarded children to computer science, 
from teaching to dentistry. 



124 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Permit me to tell you something about some of our young people. 
One young lady, with no available parental financial support, is putting 
herself through university. With summer saved earnings of $1,200. her 
2nd student loan, and her 3rd Royal Arch bursary, she is now com- 
pleting her 3rd year and had honour standing in each of her first two 
years. Another young lady has three younger brothers. Her parents 
have very limited resources and she is substantially putting herself 
through college so that there will be more for the brothers later. Two 
young ladies are in courses to help them to teach and work with 
retarded children. One young man has been admitted to law school 
after only two years at university (we helped with a bursary for each) 
because of high first class honour standing. One of our students of 
1976-77 was a gold medallist at his university and is now studying law 
at another university with a substantial fellowship which eliminates 
financial problems for now. And, to be honest and show that we don't 
win them all, one student (not counted among the 24 awards) returned 
his bursary and left his college after two weeks for his own personal 
reasons. 

During the twelve years the Bursary Fund has been in operation, 
just over $65,000 has been given to 220 students (117 young men and 
103 young ladies) in 276 bursary awards. 

We adopted a new procedure this year of arranging through the 
Awards offices for personal presentation of Bursary cheques at the 
university or college by a nearby Grand Superintendent, or his desig- 
nate. Previously the cheques had been mailed and been made payable 
to the school. This year the cheques were payable to the student and 
the school and sent to the Companion who was to make the presentation. 
Like all new ideas, this one had a couple of birth-pains. Overall it has 
worked excellently. This is much more than a gesture in public rela- 
tions. It is good public relations, of course, but the student finds out 
that Masonry is a country-wide institution, that it is important enough 
to get attention, that the masonic brethren of a father, or grandfather 
have a genuine interest in helping young people, that there is, away 
from home, a contact which can be used, if desired, for advice. On 
our part, we need to get to know our young people, to encourage them, 
to communicate with them. 

The Committee extends its warmest thanks to each of the several 
Companions who made the presentations, and to the various Awards 
offices for their assistance. Your chairman would be remiss if he did 
not especially acknowledge the help of Mrs. Laughton, Assistant 
Registrar (Student Awards) at Queen's University, who alerted him to 
a problem in dealing with on bursary and who, on her own initiative, 
saw to it that a temporary loan was arranged until the difficulty was 
cleared up. 

We have been greatly encouraged by the many Chapters and Com- 
panions who have made donations and by some co-ordinate bodies who 
have assisted. We received widely ranging support with especially 
significant contributions from throughout the Ottawa District, the 
Sarnia area, and Toronto District 8A. Grand Chapter office has 
recorded just over $6,000. in overall gifts, so we have been able to 
conserve much of the interest from Bursary Fund capital. It is im- 
portant to build up our reserves as, with the present economic climate, 
we must anticipate increasing need. 

We especially commend memorial donations by Chapters and by 
individuals. A living memorial — it carries on in the life of our 
students — seems particularly appropriate for our Companions who 
are no longer with us. Memorial cards, signed by the Grand First 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 125 

Principal, are mailed to the next-of-kin. Several of our Chapters now 
give such memorials in lieu of flowers and we ask for a much wider 
consideration of this. 

We refer you, and commend to your attention, the financial state- 
ments on Bursary matters which will appear in the Proceedings, and 
to the lists of Chapters and individuals who have donated, with the 
proviso that there were numerous gifts made anonymously. 

Following the last annual Convocation, the Committee recom- 
mended to the Grand Council that Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon of Corn- 
wall be appointed to the Committee for a five-year term. This recom- 
mendation was approved and we welcome Ex. Comp. Gordon among us. 

Your chairman was away on a 6-week family trip to the Orient in 
October and November. V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft acted as chairman- 
pro-tem and he has our sincere thanks. 

V. Ex. Comp. Bluestein retires from the Committee this year. He 
served as our chairman for two years and made a most valuable con- 
tribution to our efforts. We are sure that, as an ex-officio member, 
he will continue to give us the benefit of his advice and experience. 

The Committee recommends the appointment of R. Ex. Comp. R. T. 
Rigby to the Committee for a five-year term. R. Ex. Comp. Rigby's 
interest in and for the Bursary Fund is well established by his efforts 
in Toronto District 8A and his appointment will also maintain a reason- 
able geographical balance among our members. 

In the printed Proceedings there will be, as an appendix to this 
report, a statement, "WHAT ABOUT THE BURSARY FUND?", which 
we especially commend to each of you. It is asked that you have this 
read in your own Chapter. 

Your chairman has had the pleasure of correspondence with most 
of our Bursary holders and wishes he could tell you something of their 
problems, their objectives, their hopes. These are our sons, our daugh- 
ters and our grandchildren. They are fine young people. Their world 
of the future will be improved as they work to help implement their 
ideals, and, if your chairman knows anything about it, they will so 
work. We should be proud of them. That is why we ask you and your 
Companions for their help and commitment. Our money has been 
well spent. All my colleagues on the Committee join me in that 
assurance and, with it, give you our promise that our funds will be 
equally well used in the future. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

EVERETT M. BLUESTEIN (1978), 

ALAN A. LEAL (1979), 

JACK I. LOFT (1981), 

BYRON GORDON (1982), 

CHARLES A. SANKEY (1980), Chairman. 

Ex-officio Members: 

JOHN L. HOUSE, 
CHARLES W. EMMETT, 
AUBE L. WEISMAN, 
JOSEPH HESSEY, 
CLIFFORD MEUNIER, 
WILLIAM BELL. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. C. 
A. Sankey and carried, 

"Resolved that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted." 



126 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

CHANGES MADE IN THE CONSTITUTION AT THE GRAND 
CONVOCATION 

M. EX. COMP. W. S. THOMSON: 

The following motions are presented in accordance with the Notices 
of Motion as printed in the Programme. The named sections will be 
deleted and the following substituted in their stead: 

Page 78 of the Constitution 

A. Section 195 — 

No Companion of this Grand Jurisdicti6n shall be permitted to wear 
in a Chapter any jewel, medal, or regalia not authorized by this 
Grand Chapter, except the jjewels and medals approved by the 
Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, or in the case 
of affiliated Companions, the jewels, medals or regalia of Grand 
Chapters recognized by this Grand Chapter. 

B. Page 36 of the Constitution, Section 65 

"Each Chapter must forward its financial returns and other year- 
end reports on or before the 31st day of January of the following 
year." 

C. Page 58 of the Constitution, section 122 (b) 

A Candidate's application must be by petition in the form set out 
in the appendix of this Constitution, which will set forth his name, 
date of birth, residence and profession, his mother Lodge or the 
Lodge of which he is a member, the date of his having been raised 
to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason and he must be recom- 
mended by two Companions who are members of the Chapter to 
which he is seeking admission. 

Each of the above changes was passed separately and then the 
whole accepted by the Grand Chapter. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 
M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT: 

A. That Section 31, Page 14 of the Constitution be amended by adding 
the following words after the word Chapter on the 9th line: 
"It shall be signed also by the candidate to signify his willingness 
to accept the nomination." 

also after the words registered mail add the following words: "or 
delivered by hand" and after Grand Scribe E. add the word "office". 
Section 31 will then read: 

Nomination for any elective office requiring nominations, and for 
the Executive Committees, except for Grand Superintendent, must 
be made in writing giving the full name and Royal Arch Masonic 
rank of the candidate, together with the name and number of his 
Chapter, his post office address, and the office for which he is 
nominated. It must be signed by the proposer who will give his 
own full name, post office address, Royal Arch Masonic Rank and 
the name and number of his Chapter. It shall be signed also by 
the candidate to signify his willingness to accept the nomination. 
Such nomination must be sent by registered mail or delivered by 
hand to the Grand Scribe E.'s office, and to be received by him 
by 4:30 p.m., on or before the 15th day of March prior to the 
meeting of Grand Chapter at which the voting has to take place, 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION. TORONTO, 1978 127 

provided, however, that when the 15th day of March falls on a 
Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, then on or before the following day. 

B. That Section 33, page 15 be deleted and replaced with the following: 
"33. No companion's name shall be submitted in nomination for 
more than one elective office. For the purpose of this Section a 
nomination for the Grand Executive shall be deemed to be a 
nomination for an elective office. Violation of the foregoing 
regulation shall result in the disqualification of the Companion as 
a candidate for any elective office or fore the Grand Executive. 
Any Companion nominated may withdraw his name at any time 
before the vote is taken.'' 

C. That Section 15, page 8 of the Constitution be amended by deleting 
the word "be" in the first line, and changing the first word of the 
second line from "held" to "commence" so that Section 15 will then 
read: 

''15. The Annual Convocation of this Chapter will commence on 
the fourth Wednesday in April at the hour of ten o'clock in the 
forenoon, at such place as may be selected by Grand Chapter at 
the previous annual Convocation. The time of the meetings of 
Grand Chapter will be observed according to the time in effect at 
the place where Grand Chapter is being held." 

D. That Section 26, page 13, part (d) be amended by deleting the 
word "with" in the fourth line and replacing it with the word 
"opposite" so that Part (d) of Section 26 will then read as follows: 
"(d) The nominating paper containing the names of the nominees 
for election will be printed in the same order as the ballot paper, 
with the exception of the Executive Committee. Each delegate 
must mark his ballot paper opposite the name of his choice in the 
space provided. In the case of the election of the Grand Executive 
Committee the delegate must vote for five members of his choice. 
If more or less than five names appear on the ballot paper, that 
portion of the ballot will be rejected. 

E. That Section 34, page 15. part (c) be amended as follows: delete 
the words "spaces into which may be written" and replace with 
"space to indicate choice". 

Past (1) — delete the words "to be voted for" and replace with 

"nominated". 

Section 34 would then read: 

"34 — The ballot papers are to be printed under the direction of 
the Grand Scribe E. and will contain: 

(a) A letter or figure showing the number or order of the ballot. 

(b) A list of the elective offciers. 

(c) Properly defined space to indicate choice: 

( 1 » The names of the Companions nominated. 
I 2 i The place of the next Annual Convocation. 

(d) The number of votes cast with each ballot. 

Reference to the need of casting five votes for the Grand 
Executive." 

F. That Section 47, page 19, Part (6) be amended by adding the fol- 
lowing words: 

"If such latter Grand representative fails to communicate annually 
with the Grand Chapter which he represents without satisfactory 
explanation or if he fails to attend three consecutive annual con- 



128 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

vocations of this Grand Chapter, without satisfactory explanation, 
his representation shall be deemed to be terminated," so that Part 
(6) of Section 47 will then read: 

"(6) He has the power to appoint, representatives of this Grand 
Chapter, near other recognized Grand Chapters, and to receive 
and accredit representatives of other recognized Grand Chapters 
near this Grand Chapter." 

"If such latter Grand representative fails to communicate annually 
with the Grand Chapter which he represents without satisfactory 
explanation or if he fails to attend three consecutive annual con- 
vocations of this Grand Chapter, without satisfactory explanation, 
his representation shall be deemed to be terminated." He shall 
also be required to transmit to the Grand Scribe E. not later than 
the first day of February prior to each annual convocation of 
Grand Chapter, a report of his work as a representative. 

Each of the above changes were passed separately and then the 
whole accepted by the Grand Chapter. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
C. W. Emmett and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



OFFICERS INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., announced that all 
items of business on the Agenda of this Grand Convocation had been 
dealt with. He then requested M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, to 
assume the office of Installing Z. and proceed with the investiture of 
the Officers of our Grand Chapter for the years 1978 and 1979. 

The Grand Scribe E. was requested to read the names of the Officers 
elected pertaining to Installation. The Director of Ceremonies was 
requested to collect the collars and jewels of the elected Officers to be 
installed. The newly elected Officers were then duly installed. The 
elected Officers who had been previously invested or installed were 
declared installed in their various offices. 

The Grand Superintendents were presented to , Grand Chapter, 
obligated and invested according to Ancient Ceremony and placed in 
charge of their Districts. Their election was confirmed by the Grand Z. 
This completed the Ceremony of Installation. 



APPOINTMENTS 

Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman, read out the list 
of his Appointments for 1978-79. To assist Companions using these 
Proceeding as a reference these Appointments are listed in their proper 
order starting on page 107 along with the Elected Officers of Grand 
Chapter. 

Members of the various Committees for 1978-79 are as printed 
following the Elections and Appointments. All members, so named, 
have been sent a sheet showing Appointments, etc. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 129 

MOTIONS 

HISTORIAN AND GRAND REVIEWER 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved, 
"That V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger be elected Grand Historian 
and Reviewer for 1978-79." 



BENEVOLENCE 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved, 
"That M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith be elected to the Committee on 
Benevolence for a term of three years ending* 1981." 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved, 
"That R. Ex. Comp. Robert Rig-by be appointed for 5 years, ending 
1983." 



COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED 
SERVICE AWARD 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved, 
"That M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven be elected to the Committee 

for the Distinguished Service Award for a term of three years ending 

in 1981." 



ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved, 
"That V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger be elected Grand Archivist for 
1978-79." 



THANKS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, Grand H., seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand J. 

RESOLVED: 

"That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada be extended to: 

The Credential Committee for the efficient manner in which they 
discharged their duties; 

The Scrutineers for their services in taking charge of the election 
of the Officers; 

The Chairman of General Committee and the Chairman of Sub- 
Committees for their most successful efforts and achievements; 



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The Installing Board under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. Charles 
W. Emmett, and to all those who have contributed to this labour of love 
of our Order; 

The King Edward Hotel for the splendid accommodation and services 
for our Convocation. 

The labour of the Annual Convocation being 
ended, Grand Chapter was closed in Ample 
Form at 12:00 noon, Thursday, 20 April, 1978, 
Toronto, Ontario. 




Address of the Grand Z.: 
Aube L. Weisman, 
141 Cedarvale Ave., 
Toronto, Ontario 
M4C 4J9 



Grand Scribe E., 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., 

Suite 205, 

Toronto, Ont. 

M4P 1K8 



Between the various reports presented to Grand Chapter, M. Ex. 
Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., asked a number of visiting Grand 
First Principals of Sister Jurisdictions to speak. They brought greet- 
ings to our Grand Convocation from their Companions and wished for 
our Grand Convocation every success in the future. 

At the Grand Chapter Banquet on Wednesday, 19 April, 1978, 
there were 528 Companions, their wives and friends at dinner. The 
fellowship and dancing which followed was greatly enjoyed by all. 



PRESENTATION 

During the Grand Convocation held at the King Edward Hotel, 
Toronto, M. Ex. Comp. Charles Rademaker, og Michigan, U.S.A., pre- 
sented our Grand Chapter with a flag pole to carry the flag previously 
presented by him. Grand Chapter thanks him for the gift and does 
appreciate his generosity. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 131 

APPENDIX 
COMPANIONS REINSTATED — 1977 

8— R. Dunn, T. H. Stewart; 18— R. P. Broughton; 30— J. Warren; 
34— D. R. Church; 56— C. Fotheringham; 104— L. F. Worwood; 149— 
R. G. Hall; 167— S. S. Thomson; 212— R. B. Marks; 222— B. W. Beatty; 
234— C. Vanzant, G. V. Sigurdson; 238— E. Savage; 251— A. G. Chappell; 
252— J. L. Kennedy. 

SUSPENSIONS - CALENDAR YEAR 1977 

1 — E. Brown, G. Derzekos; 2 — R. W. Anderson, G. Popow; 3 — A. 
T. Daley; 4— D. R. J. Few; 8— G. A. Stewart, W. Wincott, W. Groden; 
19— J. A. Murray; 20— E. C. Cronkhite, J. M. Evans, C. L. Brough, 
A. M. Howe, P. Bomberry; 24— E. L. Murphy; 26— K. W. Crews; 28— 

D. M. Brown, B. R. Gerrow, C. H. Smith, W. J. Grant, W. J. McArthur, 
C. J. Janetos; 29— C. B. Cummings; 30— W. Nelson; 32— R. Perrie, 
J. Sutton; 56— E. Kyle, G. M. Miller, J. P. Georgas; 57— W. R. Thomp- 
son; 59— B. P. Patrick; 63— H. G. Purdie, J. Gorman, W. G. Tremblay; 
68— L. G. Coleman, R. S. Smith; 69— W. J. Shaw, G. M. Ross; 73— G. F. 
Galbraith, B. Ward, D. A. Johnston, A. W. Johnston, A. W. Long; 
76— J. L. Mason; 78— F. J. Milner, A. K. Robinson, J. E. Brooks; 80— 
C. Feathestone; 81— P. Bedenham, L. Phillips, D. Selzer; 83— H. Noble; 
90— G. E. Ringrose; 91— M. White; 95— E. P. Ashick, G. D. Dopson, 
K. Anderson; 104— W. R. Cummings; 113— A. G. Scott; 114— R. W. 
Humphries; 132— R. Hawke, A. R. Breckenridge, R. S. Hicks, R. J. B. 
Baggs; 135— N. J. Uren; 138— W. J. Sansom, R. S. Gibson, K. A. 
Wilkinson, A. C. Lucas; 140— J. H. Conchie, J. V. Clark; 143— 

E. P. Gariepy, H. B. Nvman, D. J. MacLeod, J. K. MacLeod; 145— 
E. T. Ough; 151— H. L. Wright; 152— J. W. Skrief; 153— G. Mark; 
161— M. English, B. White, K. Livingstone; 167— R. V. Josland; 168— 

A. A. Tripp, W. J. Mitchell, D. J. Barton; 195— W. J. Bosch, G. E. 
Leonard, R. F. Bradshaw, W. Rodgers; 205— J. D. Stanley; 212— E. 
Golstein, L. C. Winthrope, M. Simon, L. C. Mauer, M. Lubin, C. L. 
Rotenberg; 213— A. E. Orr; 217— J. W. Jarvis, R. Smith; 221— L. Wood- 
man; 222— I. Sparks, C. R. Ingram, R. D. Copeland, W. L. Wallace; 
224— W. E. Jeynes, R. Davies, W. E. Shaver; 225— K. R. Galvin, G. R. 
Barsotta, G. Worker, A. Lidgold, E. Blackburn, M. Floether, K. Janson, 
C. Fost, A. Templar, W. D. Ward, G. J. S. Hussey; 226— B. Oxford; 
227— W. B. Henderson; 231— W. F. Stuart, W. Baillie, B. B. Thurston, 

B. W. Wood; 233— R. Carr, T. A. Houston, J. M. Christie, R. Robertson; 
238— S. Eason, R. A. Webb, R. G. Hutson, D. M. MacDonald; 241— 

C. W. Ewing; 243— J. Kane, R. A. Gardner; 249— R. G. Harle, D. L. 
Stuart; 250— J. R. Hodgins, E. A. Lamprecht; 252— R. N. Sloan, G. C. 
Macartney; 254— L. H. B. Parker, R. A. Belanger, B. E. Skonberg, 
P. C. Ross; 260— E. W. Graham; 263— N. R. Crosty, W. Keen. 

DEMOTED - CALENDAR YEAR 1977 

1— R. Johnston, F. E. Hills, H. W. Asselstine, R. W. Taylor; 2— 
H. L. Harris, N. G. Eby, W. D. Sheridan, C. J. Kerr; 3-D. J. Higman; 
4— H. C. May; 5— A. J. Thompson; 7— B. L. Storey, R. Burkholder, 
G. J. Brennan; 8 — J. Marvin, J. J. Ogden, R. W. Kayes, E. L. Baker, 
J. R. Evans; 16— J. L. Robertson, L. W. Lewis, R. Cooper; 18— T. C. W. 
Smith; 19— W. P. Travis, R. Rose; 20— R. Hutchinson; 23— W. Z. Nixon; 
26— F. L. Mostyn; 27— F. H. Laughlin; 28— R. W. Johnston, G. B. 
Attersley, H. W. K. Chesebrough; 29— E. G. Harrington, A. J. Dues- 



132 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

bury; 31— C. B. Runnels; 34— D. J. L. Keast, W. T. Lewington, J. W. 
Shepherd, J. B. Nesbitt, A. Mathie, K. D. Fairburn; 35— C. W. Loppe; 
36— D. J. Worby, J. F. Wakeford, T. H. McQuarrie, G. C. Taylor, A. S. 
Elmhirst; 37— A. R. White; 40— E. M. Kirkland, J. F. Pearce, L. M. 
Budd; 41— W. R. Marshall, A. Cowell; 45— A. K. Learmonth, K. G. 
Dyer; 54— C. Small; 57— J. Tykoliz; 59— J. W. Langmuir, E. S. Wiltsie, 
P. E. Poole; 61— C. O. Barber; 64— W. G. Smith; 66— R. Smale; 68— 
W. B. Butler, G. H. Alexander; 71— G. E. Queen, E. V. Moyes, C. A. 
Benson, M. Burstyn; 73— R. C. Hornal, J. W. Wright, T. B. Chaney; 
75— S. W. Gazley, W. Barlow; 76— R. G. Johnston, M. O'Neil, H. Murray; 
78— E. Peters; 81— M. Melchior, E. D. Teeple, R. Priddle; 82— J. W. 
Shannon; 83— C. J. W. Wiseman, A. W. Thompson; 84— W. A. Craw- 
ford; 88— L. N. McCabe, W. D. McFadden, G. G. Campbell; 91— H. G. 
Hubbell; 94— W. E. Heatlie; 95— D. J. Duncan, D. R. Kebble; 102— L. 
Brown, J. R. Piche; 193— W. D. Thompson; 112— T. D. Hand, R. H. 
Hodgson; 113— C. E. Munro, R. Baxter, B. Millward, T. L. Eady; 114— 
M. Paton, W. A. Bresnahan; 115— J. T. Harrott, R. G. Sasse; 116— 
W. M. Gaunce; 117— W. N. Butz, F. D. Prideaux; 119— L. Adams; 130— 
L. H. Marriott, W. R. Vanderburgh; 134— W. M. Sellers; 135— R. R. C. 
Davison; 138 — P. H. Jenson, W. J. Childs, L. L. Morgan, P. A. Benoliel; 
140— M. B. Hoffman, N. B. Isberg, R. P. Lindstrom, M. P. Toohey; 143— 
L. D. Gauley; 145— T. W. Paulger, G. M. Richardson; 146— J. C. Ache- 
son; 150— H. G. Ashton, K. E. Holtz; 151— T. N. Sturge; 153— A. Brunt; 
161— H. L. McCoy, L. McCoy, S. S. Shaak; 167— W. G. A. Brack; 168— 
L. Taylor, R. D. McDonald; 169— E. C. Perrin; 184— V. J. Reid, C. 
Russell, H. F. Bahm; 195— H. Widdis; 198— H. McArthur, E. R. Bishop, 
H. L. Mercer, J. P. Roberts, A. F. Radway, G. N. Stewart; 210^K. 
Barriger, M. W. Maxted; 212— H. Kalles; 213— P. W. Aide; 214— G. 
McCallum, C. Campbell, B. Chapman; 215— J. H. McDowell, R. A. 
Allman, H. Allman, R. A. Cornish; 217— E. L. Dodwill; 218— A. Laverty, 
J. C. Aitken; 219— H. R. Wheatcroft, F. W. Russell; 220— R. E. Adams, 
A. W. Crowther; 221— H. V. Howting; 222— H. F. Hill; 226— G. H. 
Palmer; 227— J. E. Cunningham, L. D. Dupont, W. R. Pickell; 231— 
N. C. Heard, R. T. Bowden, D. H. Webb, G. F. Rands, N. J. Massey; 
232— R. .E. Mills, R. G. Partridge, S. P. Stoke; 233— W. S. Snowden; 
235— T. K. Fice, G. A. Hines, G. K. Missfeldt, J. R. Randall, S. Jackman, 
G. E. Richardson; 236— R. G. Smith; 238— W. E. Jepson, A. R. J. Snell, 
R. Biggins; 246— D. E. Munro, L. E. Peach, H. Anderson; 250— J. E. 
King; 253— R. C. Pond; 254— J. Heaver, E. Phillips, J. O. Bratland; 
257— D. A. Taylor, M. Korner; 258— K. N. Wagg, L. J. Lavine, J. C. 
Weinsheimer; 261— G. H. Smyth; 262— A. O. Middleton; 263— J. Smith. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert B. Morris, 45 Queen St., Apt. #1, 
Tilbury, NOP 2L0 

47 Wellington Chatham 119 King Cyrus Leamington 

71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 133 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 
R. Ex. Comp. Roy Vincent West, 781 Curry St., London, N5Y 1N8 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 150 London London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 

53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 

54 Palestine St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 

74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 

R. Ex. Comp. William John Ferguson, R.R. #3, Newport Rd., 
Brantford, N3T 5L6 

18 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 
41 Harris Ingersoll 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. John Franklin Reynolds, 43 Mercer Rd., 
Cambridge, N1R 5A7 

32 Waterloo Gait 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Preston 

117 Kitchener Kitchener 

HAMILTON DISTRICT NO. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. John Garnet Robbins, 2106 Gary Cres., 
Burlington, L7R 1T2 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David Burlington 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 
R. Ex. Comp. Leonard James DeZeeuw, Box 64, Teeswater, NOG 2S0 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 
30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 
46 St. James St. Marys 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 
66 The Malloch Seaforth 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. Ex. Comp. Nicholas Wallace Cooper, 3 Ridgewood Dr., 
Welland, L3C 2G7 

19 Mount Mcriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 
29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 
57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Willson Welland 



134 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TORONTO EAST DISTRICT, No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. Martin Hocking: Poupart, 37 Portico Dr., 
Scarborough, M1G 3R5 

4 St. Andrew & St. John 205 Victoria Thornhill 

Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

8 King Solomon Toronto 225 Beaver Toronto 

62 York Leaside 235 Aurora Aurora 

79 Orient Toronto 241 University Thornhill 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 258 Tyrian Markham 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 263 The Scarborough, Scarborough 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. John Edward Kline, 186 Church St. E., Apt. 209, 
Brampton, L6V 1H3 

77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto- Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit .... Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai ... Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Leaside 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Tonkin, 44 Bay St., Parry Sound, P2A 1S5 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 

56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 

130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 

ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. Bernard Allan Box, Box 49, Top St., R.R. #1, Pickering 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 110 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinthian Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 

48 St. John's Cobourg 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert Ross Chatterson, 312 Main St., 
Brighton, K0K 1H0 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

R. Ex. Comp. George Russell Drummond, R.R. #2, Spencerville 

1 Ancient Frontenac and 68 Maitland Kemptville 

Cataraqui Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Grenville Prescott 113 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 

Brockville 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 135 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

R. Ex. Comp. Harry Wayne Barr, R.R. #3, Pakenham, KOA 2X0 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

114 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Russell 

116 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smiths Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. James Robb, 530 Scott St., Fort Francis, P9A 1H4 

82 Shuniah Port Arthur 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Fort William 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert Franklin Gamble, 154 Eyre St., 
Sudbury, P3C 4A8 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert McLeod, R.R. #2, Swastika, Ontario 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 



FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS FOR 1978 

1 Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. Thomas M. Hicks, 
R.R. #1, Odessa, K0H 2H0. 

2 The Hiram — Ex. Comp, Henrv Bryson Morrison, 56 Galbraith Dr., 
Stoney Creek, L8G 1Z9. 

3 St. John's — Ex. Comp. James Sneddon, 912 Wonderland Rd., Apt. 
205, London. 

4 St. Andrew and St. John— Ex. Comp. M. L. Clark, 78 Abell Dr., 
Brampton, L6V 2V8. 

5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. Keith Garfield Hessel, 58 Windsor Ave., 
London, N6C 1Z7. 

6 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Colin Bowles, 3428 Rubens Crt., Burlington, 
L7N 3K8. 

7 The Moira— Ex. Comp. H. D. Jeffs, 11 Bongard Cres., Belleville, 
K8P 2L5. 

8 King Solomon's — Ex. Comp. Jack Wickens, 9 Roanoke Rd., Don 
Mills, P.H. 1, M3A 1E4. 

15 Wawanosh — Ex. Comp. Harold Wilding, 826 Kemsley Dr., Sarnia, 
N7V 2M5. 

16 Carleton— Ex. Comp. Preston W. Dell, 66 Grove Ave., Ottawa, 
K1S 3A7. 



136 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

18 Oxford— Ex. Comp. W. A. Weekes, 254 Knightsbridge Rd., Wood- 
stock, N4S 7C1. 

19 Mount Moriah— Ex. Comp. Donald V. Wiley, R.A. #1, St. Catharines, 
L2R 6P7. 

20 Mount Horeb— Ex. Comp. Allan Wallace, 23 Allanton Blvd., Brant- 
ford, N3R 3B8. 

22 Grenville— R. Ex. Comp. R. K. Laushway, 695 East St., Prescott, 
ROE 1T0. 

23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. A. A. Sauve, 865 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe, N3Y 3R9. 

24 Tecumseh— Ex. Comp. Ivor A. Wilkins, 269 Nelson St., Stratford, 
N5A 2K5. 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. J. Allan Smith, 42 Fourth Ave., Trenton, 
K8V 5N7. 

27 Manitou — Ex. Comp. Lothar Hanschke, R.R. #1, Duntroon. 

28 Pentalpha — Ex. Comp. Rodney Kluger, 714 Glenforest St., Oshawa, 
L1J 5E8. 

29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. George Robertson, 423 Helena St., Dunnville, 
N1A 2T1. 

30 Huron— Ex. Comp. Herbert Booth Such, 107 South St., Goderich, 
N7A 3L8. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Robert Wood. R.R. #2, Ameliasburg, 
KOK 1T0. 

32 Waterloo — Ex. Comp. J. Kroezen, 61 Culham Dr., Cambridge, 
N1S 2G7. 

34 Signet— Ex. Comp. F. Toporowski, 94 Queen St., Barrie, L4M 1Z5. 

35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Alexander Mclnnes, 43 Tulloch Dr., Ajajx, 
Ajax, LIS 2S3. 

36 Corinthian — Ex. Comp. Lloyd O. Grose, 14 Moorecraig Rd., Peter- 
borough, K9J 6D7. 

37 Victoria— Ex. Comp. F. B. Scott, 46 Caroline St., Port Hope, 
L1A 1Y5. 

40 Guelph— Ex. Comp. Thomas J. Berry, 129 Liverpool Rd., Guelph, 
N1H 2L4. 

41 Harris — Ex. Comp. Thomas James Boniface, R.R. #4, Ingersoll, 
N5C 3J7. 

44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. D. E. Thompson, R.R. #1, Napanee. 

45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. Alexander Reid Mackie, R.R. #3, Colborne, 
KOK ISO. 

46 St. James — Ex. Comp. John Puttock, St. Marys. 

47 Wellington — Ex. Comp. George Lester Humphrey, 18 Devon Rd., 
Chatham, NL 3T6. 

48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. W. Greenough, Grafton, KOK 2G0. 

53 Bruce— Ex. Comp. Albin H. Wanner, 2380 Sydenham St., Brigden. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Robert Barr, 61 Gladstone Ave., St. Thomas, 
N5R 2L7. 

55 Niagara— Ex. Comp. E. W. Aldridge, 6 Youngblut St. St. Catharines, 
L2N INI. 

56 Georgian— Ex. Comp. Willard Abbs, 426 14 St. W., Owen Sound, 
N4K 3Y2. 

57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. S. Danch, 433 Bell St., Port Colborne, 
L3K 1K3. 

59 Sussex St. Lawrence— Ex. Comp. T. Bourret, R.R. #1, North 
Augusta. 

61 Granite— Ex. Comp. Robert Wright Mohr, 2133 Navaho Dr., Ottawa, 
K2C 0V3. 

62 York — Ex. Comp. Wm. Minors, 6 Forest Laneway, Apt. 2205, 
Willowdale, M2N 5X9. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. C. R. Miller, Box 501, Kincardine, NOG 2G0. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 137 

64 Willson— Ex. Comp. J. W. McGuire, 159 Welland Ad., R.R. #5, 
Fenwick. 

66 Malloch— Ex. Comp. Robert Newnham, Seaforth, NOK 1W0. 

67 Enterprise — Ex. Comp. Mark V. Robinson, Box 520, Palmerston, 
NOG 2P0. 

68 Maitland — Ex. Comp. Stephen A. Kinnaird, Kemptville. 

69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. William Tribute Phillips, Box 426, Beamsville, 
LOR 1B0. 

71 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. Robert Boggs, R.R. #1, Belle River, 
NOR 1A0. 

72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Russell Sills, R.R. #2, Sterling. 

73 Erie— Ex. Comp. Albert William O'Hara, Ridgetown, NOP 2C0. 

74 Beaver— Ex. Comp. William Locke, R.R. -5, Strathroy, N7G 3H6. 

75 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Robert Moreau, 209 Heslop Rd., Milton, 
L9T 1B6. 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. S. T. McKay, 7793 Garner Rd., Niagara 
Falls, R.R. #2, L2E 6S5. 

77 Occident— Ex. Comp. Samuel F. Hall, 666 Merton St., Toronto, 
M4S 1B8. 

78 Minnewawa— Ex. Comp. Aubrey Bell, Thedford, NOM 2N0. 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. Kenneth Hunter, 10 Conlins Ave., West Hill, 
MIC 1C3. 

80 Ark— Ex. Comp. Thomas S. Crowley Jr., 3120 Randolph Ave., 
Windsor, N9E 3E6. 

81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Harold W. Clark, 5 Glanworth Avt., St. Thomas, 
N5R 1E5. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. M. L. Voloshin, 176 McKibbin St., Thunder 
Bay, P7B 4B7. 

83 Ionic— Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Baker, Caledon, L0N 1C0. 

84 Lebanon — Rt. Ex. Comp. James Mair, Brussels. 

88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. Wayne Larry Paling, R.R. #6, Dresden, 
NOP 1M0. 

90 Golden — Ex. Comp. Arthur Joseph Gagnon, Apt. 3, 317 4th Ave. N., 
Kenora, P9N 3H7. 

91 Toronto Antiquity — V. Ex. Comp. John Hewat, 11 Walder Ave., 
Toronto, M4P 2R4. 

94 Midland — Ex. Comp. Earl Raymond Quackenbush, R.R. #5, Lindsay, 
K9V 4R5. 

95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. J. Hewetson, 141 Kingsmount Blvd., Sudbury, 
P3E 1K8. 

102 Algonquin— Ex. Comp. Max Weber, 36 Robin St., Sault Ste. Marie, 
P6A 5X9. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Les Ttate, 693 Copeland St., North Bay, 
P1B 3C9. 

104 White Oak — Ex. Comp. Thomas Grant, 2485 Barcella Cr., Missis- 
sauga, L5K 1E4. 

110 Warkworth— 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. F. G. Devaul, Morrisburg, K0C 1X0. 

113 Covenant— Ex. Comp. Stuart McConkey. 603 Fifth St. E., Cornwall, 
K6H 2M6. 

114 Bonnechere— Ex. Comp. Roy S. Taggart, 7 Hincks Ave. W., Ren- 
frew, K7V 3S5. 

115 Brant— Ex. Comp. Eric A. Luke, 19 Churchill Dr., Paris, N3L 1J2. 

116 Maple — Ex. Comp. K. R. Johnson, Appleton. 

117 Kitchener — Ex. Comp. Newton Milne, 7 Lower Canada Cres., Kit- 
chener, N2P 1E9. 

119 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. Robert Mills, Box 71, Wheatley. 
129 Elliot— Ex. Comp. Stuart Bryans, Mitchell. 



138 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

130 Chantry— R. Ex. Comp. D. Moffat, Paisley. 

131 Amabel— V. Ex. Comp. Gordon W. Hotham, Box 707, Wiarton. 

132 Leeds— Ex. Comp. Edwin H. Clark, R.R. #3, Gananoque. 

133 St. Francis — Ex. Comp. Samuel A. Lackey, R.R. #1, Lombardy. 

134 King- Darius— Ex. Comp. Allan Poole, Box 141, Brechin, LOK 1B0. 

135 Succoth — V. Ex. Comp. R. B. Robinson, 70 Toronto St., Uxbridge. 
138 Shekinah— Ex. Comp. Kenneth George Williamson, 2-61 Renforth 

Dr., Etobicoke, M9C 2L1. 
140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. A. T. Watson, 1320 Ford St., Thunder 
Bay, P7E 2B8. 

143 Glengarry— Ex. Comp. Charles W. Craig, P.O. Box 221, Cornwall, 
H6H 5F7. 

144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. John W. D. Broughton, Box 458, Brighton. 

145 The St. Patrick — Ex. Comp. Arend Priester, 69 Fordwich Cres., 
Rexdale, M9W 2T6. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Deryck Weber, Fordwich, Ontario. 

147 Lucknow — 

148 St. John's— 

149 Atwood— Ex. Comp. William S. Hagarty, Rainy River, P0W 1L0. 

150 London— Ex. Comp. Thomas Edgar Sutton, 1050 Wembley Rd., 
London, N6H 3X6. 

151 Laurentina — Ex. Comp. Stewart Bell, 278 Christie St., Pembroke, 
K8A 4R2. 

152 Alberton— Ex. Comp. Carl Fermin Schbring. 7-125 Church St., 
Fort Frances, P9A 1C5. 

153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. Edward Maybee, 195 Water St., Wallaceburg, 
N8A 2G3. 

155 Ancaster — Ex. Comp. George M. Calder, 29 Wycliffe Ave., Hamilton, 

L9A 1C8. 
161 Madoc — Ex. Comp. Harry Ashton, Box 158, Madoc. 

167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Melvin Lloyd Heppler, 1085 Glen Eagles 
Cres., Midland, L4R 2R2. 

168 Ionic — Ex. Comp. Everett Morris, 102 Roberts Rd., Box 75, Norwood, 
K0L 2V0. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. E. Collingwood, Box 298, Haileyburv, 
P2J 1K0. 

175 The Hamilton — Ex. Comp. Gerald W. Roberts, 17 Westaway Place, 

Hamilton, L9C 2E9. 
184 Hugh Murray — Ex. Comp. Thomas Lillie, 124 Battery St., Fort 

Erie, L2A 3L6. 
195 Peel— Ex. Comp. C. Gilchrist, 38 Royce Ave., Brampton, L6Y 1J5. 
198 Couchiching:— Ex. Comp. G. W. Evans, 457 High St., Orillia, 

L3V 4X8. 
205 Victoria— Ex. Comp. Mitchell Atlas, 28 Davean Dr., Willowdale, 

M2L 2R6. 
210 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. W. A. Boland, R.R. #6, Ottawa. 

212 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. Murray Levinter, 345 Ridley * Blvd., 
Downsview, M3H 1L3. 

213 Northern Lights— Ex. Comp. C. G. Millard, 15 Corium Rd., 
Schumacher. 

214 Vimy — Ex. Comp. Wayne Melton, Oil Spjrings, Ontario. 

215 Mimico — Ex. Comp. Gordon A. Down, 32 Larstone Ave., Toronto, 
M8Z 2N8. 

217 St. Alban's— Ex. Comp. Alton B. Roy, 75 Broadlands Blvd., Don 
Mills, M3A 1J4. 

218 Prince Edward— Ex. Comp. Lloyd G. Thompson, R.R. #2, Shelburne, 
Ontario. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 139 

219 Ulster— Ex. Comp. Edward G. Conyers, 3480 Bannerhill Ave., Mis- 
sissauga, L4X 1V1. 

220 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. Edward J. Wansbrough, 138 Hullmar Dr., 
Downsview, M3N 2E6. 

221 Durham — Ex. Comp. James Hooper Jr., R. R. #4, Durham. 

222 Ottawa — Ex. Comp. George Henrv Jackson, 27 Elmdale Ave., 
Ottawa, KIM 1A1. 

223 Abitibi— Ex. Comp. Stephen Fellos, Box 45, Iroquois Falls, POK 1E0. 

224 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Keith Loring Evans, 195 King St. W., Apt. 1, 
Dundas, Ontario. 

225 Beaver — Ex. Comp. Bernard Jackson, 61 Exford Dr., Scarborough, 
M1P 1M2. 

226 Prince of Wales — Ex. Comp. Stanley Carter, 21 Coleman Ave., 
Almonte, KOA 1A0. 

227 Quinte Friendship— Ex. Comp. Donald H. Anderson, R.R. #1, 
Carrying Place, Ontario. 

230 Port Credit— Ex. Comp. Louis Primeau, 24-29th St., Toronto, 
M8W 3A8. 

231 St. Clair — Ex. Comp. Raymond Furness, 44 Dabrina Dr., Weston, 
M9R 2J5. 

232 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. G. P. R. Webster, 728 Pharmacy Ave., 
Scarborough, MIL 3J5. 

233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. G. McNiece, 3 Wild Cherry Lane, Thornhill, 
L3T 3T3. 

234 Halton — Ex. Comp. James Bingham, 17 Gower Rd., Georgetown, 
L7G 1E6. 

235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. Onni Koskinen, 1 Elaine Dr., Lindsay, K9V 4W5. 

236 Caledonia — Rt. Ex. Comp. Charles Matteson, R.R. #1, Caledonia, 
NOA 1A0. 

238 The St. Andrew— Ex. Comp. William McKay, 959 Notre Dame Dr., 
London, N6J 3C3. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. G. Wm. Knight, Blenheim. 

204 Smithville— Ex. Comp. H. Gant Jackson, R.R. #1, Smithville, 
LOR 2A0. 

241 University — Ex. Comp. John Storey, Apt. 1007, 820 Burnhamthorpe 
Rd., Etobicoke, M9C 4W2. 

242 St. Paul's— Ex. Comp. D. Paquette, 45-166 Southdale Rd., London, 
N6J Jl. 

243 McKay— Ex. Comp. Wm. Kane, 561 Cochrane Rd., Hamilton, 
L8K 3H7. 

245 Preston— Ex. Comp. Ernst Gunther Radall, 108-55 Wooley St., 
Cambridge (G) N1R 5J7. 

246 Humber — Ex. Comp. Thomas Percv Wells, 65 Barker Ave., Rexdale, 
M9V 1E7. 

247 Nilestown — Ex. Comp. Rev. Russell Gordon, 73 Beattie Ave., London, 
N5W 2P1. 

248 Dochert — V. Ex. Comp. Edward Poole, Fitzroy Harbour, Ontaio. 

249 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Malcolm McKenzie, 5 Flett St., Bowmanville, 
L1C 2J9. 

250 Thomas Peters— Ex. Comp. Guy Peters, 9024 Copperfield Ct., 
Windsor, N8S 4H3. 

251 Kirkland— Ex. Comp. Thomas Whittle, 69 Tweedsmuir Rd., Kirkland 
Lake, P2N 1J3. 

252 Hiawatha— Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Francis Bouck, 416 Talfourd St., 
Sarnia, N7T 1R6. 

253 Regal— Ex. Comp. Alex Pow, 35 Warren St., Simcoe, N3Y 2J7. 

254 Golden Star— Ex. Comp. John Kitt, 84 Rourke St., Dryden, P8N 2N4. 
255— Tillsonburg— Ex. Comp. Albert Hepple, Port Burwell, N0J 1T0. 



140 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

257 Espanola— Ex. Comp. John D. Wismer, 36 Poplar Rd., Elliot Lake, 
P5A 2J3. 

258 Tyrian— Ex. Comp. Robert Clark, 55 Huntingdale Blvd., Apt. 1707, 
Agincourt, M1W 2N9. 

259 Quetico— Ex. Comp. James Obbard, Box 1720, 119 Willow Rd., 
Atikokan, POT ICO. 

260 Centennial— Ex. Comp. E. T. Brennan, 22 Metcalf Cres., George- 
town, L7G 4N8. 

261 Seguin— Ex. Comp. W. H. Myers, 18 Pint Ridge Rd., Box 145, 
Parry Sound. 

262 King David— Ex. Comp. Wm. Alfred Cowell, Unit 59, 3029 Glen- 
crest Rd., Burlington, L7N 3K1. 

263 The Scarborough — Ex. Comp. Maurice Easey, 121 Lawrence Ave. 
W., Toronto, M5M 1A7. 



SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS FOR 1978 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — V. Ex. Comp. E. Leslie Earl, 252 
Collingwood St., Kingston, K7L 3X8. 

2 The Hiram — V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Home, 84 Cope St. N., Hamilton, 
L8H 5B2. 

3 St. John's— 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— R. Ex. Comp. K. L. Bellamy, 25 Ferncroft 
Dr., Scarborough, M1N 2X3. 

5 St. George's— V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm McRae, 1312 Brydges St., 
London, N5W 2C4. 

6 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Paul Hirst, 95 Barclay St., Hamilton, L8S 1P3. 

7 The Moira— V. Ex. Comp. S. H. Lennox, 265 Bleeker St., Belleville, 
G8N 3V3. 

8 King Solomon's — R. Ex. Comp. Harvey J. Wilson, 20 Tuxedo Court, 
Apt. 1403, Scarborough, M1G 3S5. 

15 Wawanosh — Comp. Ken Marsland, 840 Trillium Park, Apt. 709, 
Sarnia, N7T 7B9. 

16 Carleton — Comp. R. F. E. Kempster, 27 Higwood Dr., Ottawa, 
K2E 5K9. 

18 Oxford — Ex. Comp. J. Bromiley, 392 Dundas St., Woodstock, 
N4S 1B7. 

19 Mount Moriah — Comp. Lawrence Marriott, 1 Castlewood Dr., St. 
Catharines, L2T 1Y6. 

20 Mount Horeb— V. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Cox, Apt. 210, 2673 King 
St. E., Hamilton, L8K 1Y6. 

22 Grenville— V. Ex. Comp. L. O. Walker, P.O. Box 47, R.R. #2, 
Prescott, K0E 1T0. 

23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. N. E. Jensen, 24 Beckett Blvd., Simcoe, N3Y 4C7. 

24 Tecumseh— Comp. David McDermott, 197 Albert St., Stratford, 
N5A 3K7. 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. L. A. Coward, Box 220, Trenton, K8V 3R5. 

27 Manitou — R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron, 120 Maple St., Collingwood, 
L9P 2P8 

28 Pentalpha— Comp. Flyod T. Fowler, 367 Elizabeth St., Oshawa, 
L1J 5S7. 

29 McCallum— Ex. Comp. Eric Stabler, R.R. #2, Dunnville, N1A 2W2. 

30 Goderich— R. Ex. Comp. Wm. G. Treble, R.R. #5, Goderich, N7A 3V2. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Douglas Palmer, R.R. #2, Consecon, 
K0K 1T0. 

32 Waterloo— Comp. W. P. Clark, 67 Aberdeen Rd. S., Cambridge, 
N1S 2N9. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 141 

34 Signet— R. Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell, 282 Essa Rd. ,Barrie, 
L4M 4S7. 

35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Stanley E. Smith, 382 Jarvis St., Oshawa, 
L1G 5L2. 

36 Corinthian— Comp. Russell G. Huggins, 507 Hunter St. W., Peter- 
borough, K9H 2M9. 

37 Victoria— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Meldrum, 19 Scriven Blvd., Port 
Hope, L1A 3R3. 

40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Quant, 4 Caledonia St., Guelph, 
NIG 2C5. 

41 Harris— R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro, NOJ 1J0. 

44 Mount Sinai— Comp. J. H. Ramsay, Box 206, Napanee, K7R 3M3. 

45 Excelsior— R. Ex. Comp. D. M. Peebles, R.R. #3, Colborne, KOK ISO. 

46 St. James— V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Dunseith, R.R. #3, St. Marys, 
NOM 2V0. 

47 Wellington — Comp. H. D. Paulucci, 47 Wilson Ave., Chatham, 
N7L 1K8. 

48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. G. P. Knifton, 105 Anne St., Cobourg, 
K9A 1G4. 

53 Bruce— V. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Story, 450 Greenfield St., Petrolia, 
N0N 1R0. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson, 68 Balaclava St., St. 
Thomas, N5P 3C4. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. Keith Woodhouse, 36 Turner Cres., St. Cath- 
arines, L2P 2H6. 

56 Georgian — Comp. Bruce MacDonald, 541-14th St. West, Owen 
Sound, N4K 3Y3. 

57 King Hiram— V. Ex. Comp. L. L. Doan, 801 Elm St., Port Colborne, 
L3K 4R5. 

59 Sussex St. Lawrence— R. Ex. Comp. T. A. Parkin, 26 Abbott St., 
Brockville, K6V 6A4. 

61 Granite— Ex. Comp. Robert A. Young, R.R. #3, Almonte, K0A 1A0. 

62 York— V. Ex. Comp. J. S. Shield, 15 Cousins Dr., Aurora, L4G 1B2. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. J. Clifford Cox, R.R. #5, Kincardine, NOG 2G0. 

64 Willson— R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, 5 Birchmount Dr., Wel- 
land, L3C 4A9. 

66 Malloch— Comp. K. Sharp, Seaforth, N0K 1W0. 

67 Enterprise— R. Ex. Comp. L. E. Morphy, 235 Dufferin St., Box 188, 
Palmerston, NOG 2P0. 

68 Maitland— R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. J. Purcell, Box 9, Oxford Station, 
K0G 1T0. 

69 Grimsby — V. Ex. Comp. Lionel Leslie Lymburner, 3 John St., 
Grimsby, L3M 1X4. 

71 Prince of Wales— R. Ex. Comp. R. Charles Brushett, 21 Alice St. S., 
Essex, N8M 1E1. 

72 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman, Box 446, Frankford, 
KOK 2C0. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Murray Harvey Snobelen, R.R. #4, Thamesville, 
NOP 2K0. 

74 Beaver— Comp. M. E. Gare, 24 Front St. E., Strathroy, N7G 1Y4. 

75 St. Clair— R. Ex. Comp. Clifford Lewington, 336 Pearl St., Milton, 
L9T 1M4. 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. R. Philips, 6535 Ker St., Niagara Falls, 
L2G 1X7. 

77 Occident — Comp. Norman G. Sharpe, 982 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough, 
M1P 2K4. 

78 Minnewawa— Ex. Comp. Chas. J. Fox, R.R. #5, Parkhill, NOM 2K0. 



142 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. George Vardy, 48 Atlee Ave., Scarborough, 
M1N 3X2. 

80 Ark — Comp. Lawrence E. Smallwood, 858 La Porte Ave., Windsor, 
N8S 3R4. 

81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Roy Sinden, 35 Dufferin St., Aylmer, N5H 2L7. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. W. A. Cheetham, 466 Egan St., Thunder Bay, 
P7A 2X5. 

83 Ionic— Comp. W. Alex Jackson, Box 21, R.R. #8, Oranbecille, 
L9W 3T5. 

84 Lebanon— Ex. Comp. Alex Robertson, Box 502, Wingham, NOG 2W0. 
88 MacNabb— V. Ex. Comp. Grant E. H. Brandon, P.O. Box 399, 

Dresden, NOP 1M0. 

90 Golden— R. Ex. Comp. Douglas John Argent, 413 2nd St. South, 
Kenora, P9N 1G7. 

91 Toronto Antiquity — V. Ex. Comp. L. William Dixon, 65 Miramar 
Cres., Scarborough, M1J 1R5. 

94 Midland— Comp. Ivan B. Brown, R.R. #2, Lindsay, K9V 4R2. 

95 Tuscan— R. Ex. Comp. W. B. Walker, 2031 Kingsway, R.R. #1, 
Sudbury, P3E 4N5. 

102 Algonquin— Ex. Comp. R. A. Beaton, 951 Wellington St. E., Sault 
Ste. Marie, P6A 2N8. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. A. W. Cant, 198 Dorothy St., North Bay, 
P1B 7Y2. 

104 White Oak— R. Ex. Comp. Sterling Amos, 87 Birch Hill Lane, 
Oakville, L6K 2P1. 

110 Warkworth— 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Gordon W. Thorn, P.O. Box 99, Morrisburg, 
KOC 1X0. 

113 Covenant— R. Ex. Comp. W. Bruce Sixsmith, 1018 Oak Cres., 
Cornwall, K6J 2N1. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Harold Skinner, 547 Fortington St., Ren- 
frew, K7V 1E5. 

115 Brant— V. Ex. Comp. Clifford Naylor, 23 Alexander St., Paris, 
N3L 2V6. 

116 Maple— V. Ex. Comp. Reg. Cross, 170 Lake Ave. W., Carleton 
Place, K7C 1M2. 

117 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Barrett, 34 Sheldon Ave. N., 
Kitchener, N2H 3M2. 

119 King Cyrus— VV. Ex. Comp. Donald Robinson, 62 Oak St. W., 
Leamington, N8H 2B3. 

129 Elliot— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Cheoros, Box 115, Mitchell, N0K 1N0. 

130 Chantry— V. Ex. Comp. Lome Evans, Box 156, Paisley, NOG 2N0. 

131 Amabel— Rt. Ex. Comp. D. R. Davidson, 391 Brown St., Wiarton, 
NOH 2T0. 

132 Leeds— Comp. Alex. L. Wheeler, 45 Centre St., Gananoque, K7G 2H8. 

133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. G. P. Marshall, 25 McEwan Ave., Smiths 
Falls, K7A 2K2. 

134 King Darius— V. Ex. Comp. Ronald Bivens, 107 High St., Box 269, 
Sutton West, L0E 1R0. 

135 Succoth— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Watson, 27 Main St., Uxbridge, 
KOC 1K0. 

138 Shekinah — V. Ex. Comp. Bernard W. Spencer, 19 Alicewood' Crt., 

Rexdale, M9V 3Y1. 
140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs, 631 North Vickers St., 

Thunder Bay, P7C 4B6. 

143 Glengarry— Ex. Comp. Roderick F. McRae, P.O. Box #2, Maxville, 
KOC 1T0. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 143 

144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. Frank M. Lindsay, Box 402, Brighton, 
KOK 1H0. 

145 The St. Patrick — Comp. Murray B. Henderson, 25 Parkway Forest 
Dr., Willowdale, M2J 1L4. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Bert Hastings, 340 Binning* W., Listowel, 
N4W 1C6. 

147 Lucknow — 

148 St. John's— 

149 Atwood— Ex. Comp. William B. Warner, Rainy River, POW 1L0. 

150 London — V. Ex. Comp. Bloss E. Doupe, 419 Randol Dr., London, 
N6J 1E5. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Melvin Pilatzke, 584 Boundary Rd., Pem- 
broke, K8A 6M3. 

152 Alberton — Ex. Comp. Edmond Ashburn Langstaff, 1-801 Cornwall 
Ave., Fort Frances, P9A 3G4. 

153 Sombra— V. Ex. Comp. Thomas R. Kenney, R.R. #6, Wallaceburg, 
N8A 4L3. 

155 Ancaster — V. Ex. Comp. George A. Penny, 1768 Shaver Ave., 

R.R. #2, Ancaster, L9G 3L1. 
161 Madoc— Ex. Comp. J. R. Gordon, R.R. #2, Madoc, KOK 2K0. 

167 Kichikewana — V. Ex. Comp. Karl Edward Morrison, 523 Elizabeth 
St., Midland, L4R 2A2. 

168 Ionic— V. Ex. Comp. Francis W. Long, P.O. Box 143, Campbellford, 
KOL 1L0. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. T. L. MacDougall, Box 425, New Liskeard, 
POJ IPO. 

175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. Gerald H. R. Crawshaw, 176 West 35th 

St., Hamilton, L8V 5K8. 
184 Hugh Murray— Rt. Ex. Comp. Allyn Ralph Fast, 12 Wintemute St., 

Fort Erie, L2A 2N6. 
195 Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, 40 David St., Brampton, L6X 1J5. 
198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. L. F. Pickering, 239 Laclie St., Orillia, 

L3V 4N5. 
205 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale, 

M2N 3W1. 
210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Stanley, Box 10, Russell, Ont. 

212 Mount Sinai— Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Apt. 201, 3905 
Bathurst St., Downsview, M3H 3N7. 

213 Northern Lights— 

214 Vimy— Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam. J. Mitchell, R.R. #6, Alvinston, N0N 7A0. 

215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. T. Donald Chisholm, 2025 Russet Rd., Missis- 
sauga, L4Y 1B8. 

217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. Colin C. Kerr, 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scar- 
borough, M1P 1W4. 

218 Prince Edward — V. Ex. Comp. Alex J. Maudsley, Shelburne, 
L0N ISO. 

219 Ulster— Comp. George Blackie, 20 Sunrise Ave., Apt. 306, Toronto, 
M4A 2R2. 

220 Lebanon — V. Ex. Comp. Wm. M. Creech, 20 Great Oak Dr., Islington, 
M9A 1M9. 

221 Durham — V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Hooper, R.R. #4, Durham, 
NOG 1R0. 

222 Ottawa— Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 306-2055 Carling Ave., Ottawa, 
K2A 1G6. 

223 Abitibi — R. Ex. Comp. Horace A. Jones, Box 125, Iroquois Falls, 
P0K 1E0. 

224 Keystone — Rt. Ex. Comp. George B. Cowman, 80 Emerald St. S., 
Hamilton, L8N 2V3. 



144 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

225 Beaver — V. Ex. Comp. Tak Nishino, 34 Haileybury Dr., Scarborough, 
M1K 4X5. 

226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. D. Alexander McQuaid, R.R. #2, 
Sharbot Lake, KOH PO. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. George Mountford, 94 Golddale Rd., 
Belleville, K8N 4A7. 

230 Port Credit — Comp. Frank Wilson, 15 Boxbury Dr., Etobicoke, 
M9C 2W1. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Johnston, Apt. 402, 100 Alexander 
St., Toronto, M4Y 1B9. 

232 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. F. B. G. Lindley, 156 Eastwood Rd., 
Toronto, M4L 2C9. 

233 Oakwood— Rt. Ex. Comp. D. Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cr., Etobicoke, 
M9C 1.T6. 

234 Halton — Rt. Ex. Comp. Irwin Noble, 15 Noble Court, Georgetown, 
L7G 1M5. 

235 Aurora — V. Ex. Comp. John Hepple, 64 Larmont St., Aurora, 
L4G 1V8. 

236 Caledonia — Rt. Ex. Comp. John Aldridge, R.R. #5, Cayuga. 

238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. Donald H. Thomson, 285 Tweeds- 
muir Ave., London, M5W 1L5. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Lloyd Guyett, R.R. #1, Blenheim, NOP 1A0. 

240 Smithville— Comp. Leslie T. Richardson, Wellandport, LOR 2J0. 

241 University— Rt. Ex. Comp. O. Roy Roberts, 134 Old Orchard Grove, 
Toronto, M5M 2E3. 

242 St. Paul's— V. Ex. Comp. C. L. Philips, 87 Downing Cres., London, 
N6C 3C7. 

243 McKay— Ex. Comp. John Pennell, 15 First St. S., Stoney Creek, 
L8G 1P7. 

245 Preston — Ex. Comp. Arthur Joseph Harriman, 31-310 Cylde Rd., 
Cambridge (G) N1R 1L6. 

246 Humber — V. Ex. Comp. Dennis G. Trumpees, 50 Panorama Crt., 
Apt. 1912B, Rexdale, M9V 4A9. 

247 Nilestown — Comp. Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 746 Galloway Cres., 
London, N6J 2Y7. 

248 Dochert— Ex. Comp. Dennis Jump, 76 Edey St., Arnprior, K7S 1B7. 

249 Palestine — Ex. Comp. F. Alvin Boyd, 94 Scugog St., Bowmanville, 
L1C 3J4. 

250 Thomas Peters— R. Ex. Comp. Allan A. Leal, 2297 Parkwood Ave., 
Windsor, N8W 2K1. 

251 Kirkland— Comp. Albert E. Morgan, 100 Third St., Kirkland Lake, 
P2N 1S8. 

252 Hiawatha— Comp. E. D. Mann, 1442 Colborne Rd., Sarnia, N7V 3L9. 

253 Regal— R. Ex. Comp. Bruce E. Reid, Box 543, Port Dover, N0A 1N0. 

254 Golden Star— Comp. John Kennedy, Box 111, Dryden, P8N 2Y7. 

255 Tillsonburg— V. Ex. Comp. Ross Wittet, 17 Devon Court, Tillson- 
burg, N4G 4K3. 

257 Espanola— V. Ex. Comp. A. H. Wood, P.O. Box 76, Gore Bay, 
POP 1H0. 

258 Tyrian— Ex. Comp. Russell Collis, 280 Morningside Ave., Apt. 811, 
West Hill, M1E 3E7. 

259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. Einar I. Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan, 
POT 1C0. 

260 Centennial — Ex. Comp. L. J. Peer, 5 Theodore Drive, Streetsville, 
L5M 1E5. 

261 Seguin— Comp. J. E. Simms, 2 James St., Parry Sound, P2A 1T2. 

262 King David— Rt. Ex. Comp. Henry Gibson Edgar, 1411 Olga Dr., 
Burlington, L7S ILL 

263 The Scarborough— V. Ex. Comp. William Kinnaird, Apt. 307, 2560 
Kingston Rd., Scarborough, M1N 1L8. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 



145 



Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1976 



♦W. M. Wilson 


. . . 1857 


♦Wm. N. Ponton 

*H. S. Griffin 


1919-20 


♦Thompson Wilson 


. . . 1858 


1921 


•T. D. Harington 


. . 1958-60 


*Richard H. Spencer 


1922-3 


♦John C. Franck 


. . 1861-2 


♦Walter H. Davis 


1924-5 


•T. D. Harington 


. . . 1863-4-5-6 


♦Kenneth J. Dunstan 


1926-7 




7-8-9-70-1 


•Edwin Smith 


1928-9 


♦S. B. Harmon 


1872 


♦Walter G. Price .... 


1930-1 


♦C. D. Macdonell 


. 1873 


♦Chas. W. Haentschel . . . 


1932-3 


*Jas. Seymour 


. . 1874 


♦Alexander Cowan 


1934 


*L. H. Henderson . . . . 


. . . 1875-6 


♦George L. Gardiner 


1935-6 


*F. J. Menet 


1877-8 


♦Wm. Y. Mills 


1937-8 


♦Daniel Spry 


. . 1879-80 


♦Llewellyn F. Stephens 


1939-40 


"Donald Ross 


. . 1881-2 


♦John M. Empey ... 
♦John M. Burden 


1941-2 


♦H. Macpherson 


1883-4 


1943-4 


♦Thos. Sargant .... 


1885-6 


♦Reginald V. Conover ... 
♦Frederick W. Dean .... 


1945-6 


♦Rob. Hendry Jr 


. . 1887 


1947-8 


♦R. B. Hungerford 


. 1888-9 


♦Clarence MacL. Pitts 


1949-50 


♦J. J. Mason 


1890-1 


Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 


♦J. E. Harding 


1892-3 


♦John A. M. Taylor 


1953-4 


*J. Ross Robertson 


1894-5 


John L. House 


1955-6 


♦M. Walsh 


1896-7-8 


*Maurice A. Searle 


1957-8 


*Wm. G. Reid 


. . . 1899-1900 


Bruce H. Smith 


1959-60 


♦Wm. Gibson 


1901-2 


Charles W. Emmett 


1961-2 


♦A. Shaw 


1903-4 


Fraser Hay 


1963-4 


♦William Roaf 


1905-6 


James E. Girven 


1965-6 


♦John Leslie 


1907-8 


♦Stanley Portch 


1967-8 


♦George Moore 


1909-10 


♦G. Harold Shannon 


1969 


♦Fred W. Harcourt 


. 1911-2 


Frederick W. D. Welham 


1970-1 


♦Daniel F. MacWatt 


1913-4 


Leo J. Gent 


1972-73 


*Wm. S. R. Murch 


1915-6 


William S. Thomson .... 


1974-5 


♦A. S. Gorrell 


1917-8 


William H. Sproule 


1976-7 






Aubc L. Weisman 


. 1978 



Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 



♦Henrv Robertson 
♦Kivas Tully 
♦Hugh Murray 
♦Harry H. Watson 
♦E. T. Malone 



Elected Elected 

1888 *A. T. Freed 1920 

. . 1891 ♦John M. Gibson 1922 

1903 ♦Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

1909 ♦Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

1919 *Reginald J. Lewis 1964 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958. 
R. Ex. Comp. Sir George Boag, England— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 
♦R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird, Scotland— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E., 1958. 
R. Ex. Comp. William H Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 
Soj. 1958. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine— Hon. Past Grand Z. 1975. 



Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



♦Thomas B. Harris 1857-1873 

♦R. P. Stephens 1874-1875 

♦Daniel Spry 1876-1877 

♦David McLellan 1878-1891 

♦Thomas Sargent 1892-1898 

♦George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

♦Deceased 



♦Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

♦Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

♦Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

♦Maurice A. Searle 1960-61 

♦Robert J. Hamilton 1962-1969 

Frederick C. Conley 1969- 



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GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



AT GRAND 
Grand Chapter 

Adelaide, South 
Australia 

Alabama 

Alberta 

Argentina 

Arizona 



Arkansas W. H. Cheetham 



Austria 

British Columbia 
California 
Colorado ... 

Connecticut 
Delaware 

Dist. of Columbia 

Finland 



Florida 
France 

Georgia 
Germany 

Greece 

Idaho 

Illinois 



India 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Ireland 

Israel 

Kansas 

Kentucky . . . 

Louisiana 

Maine 

Manitoba ... 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Mexico . . 

Michigan 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Name Residence 

Wm. T. Bradley 31 Lipstan. Ave., Ottawa, K2E 5Z2 

Earl J. McKeever 10 Julia S., Port Hope L1A 3J2. 

E. K. Hogaboom 36 Athol Ave., Toronto M8Z 2A4 

Russell H. Brown R.R. #1, Ancaster, L9G 3K9 

Edward Marshall Apt. i\o. 11, 137 Emerald St., 

Hamilton, L8N 2V4 
374 Morse St., Thunder Bay 

P7A 1G5 
. . . R.R. #2, London, N6A 4B6 

1941 Wavell St., London, N5V 1T2 
120 Maple St., Collingwood, L9Y 2P8 
. R.R. No. 5, Belleville, K8N 4Z5. 
. 119 Earl St., Kingston, K5L 2G9 
136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto, 
M5M 1J1 
. . 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville 

K8N 3W9 

Bryan Alford 42 Forthbridge Dr., Downsview 

M3M 2A1 
Gordon K. Brown 195 Cross Ave., Oakville, L6J 2W7. 

Charles Fotheringham 79 Fairfield Ave., Kitchener 

N2H 6B9 

Henry G. Edgar 1411 Olga Dr., Burlington, L7S 1L1 

William H. Sproule .4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton 

L6Y 1P8 
Douglas J. Argent 413 - 2nd St. S., Kenora, P9N 1G7 



Ralph Neely 
Henry F. Motton 
B. M. Conron 
Cyril McMullen 
Victor F. Nielsen 
Wm. J. Grierson 

B. H. Smith 



Joseph Hessey 
Frank A. Simpson 

Charles D. Donald 

W. D. Sturch 

William S. Thomson 

Wm. J. Boston .... 

Irving Ingles . . 

Allan A. Leal 

Chester J. Miller 

Jos. Carson 

Lome E. Vaughan 

.Arthur W. Ayre 

Leo J. Gent 

Fraser Hay 



Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

Nebraska 

Netherlands 

Nevada 

New Brunswick 

New Hampshire 
New Jersey 



510 Southdale Rd. E., London 

N6E 1A5 
6 Michael Cres., Petawawa, K8H 2L6 
155 Navy St., Apt. 1004, Oakville 

L6J 2Z7 
138 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto 

M5M 2E3 
1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, 

L6J 2N6 
48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington 

M9A 3N8 
28 Yeomans Rd., Downsview 

M3H 3J5 
2297 Parkwood Ave., Windsor 

N8W 2K1 
105 Willard Ave. R.R. 2, Thunder 
Bay P7C 4V1 
689 Colborne Street, London 

N6A 3Z4 
315 Bleecker Ave., Belleville, 

K8N 3V3 
Westminster Hospital, Box 5701, 

London, N6A 4S7. 
Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester 
N0L 1G0 
165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

N4W 1S7 

John C. Ferguson Box 92. Embro, N0J 1J0 

Gordon H. Stuart 506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga 

L5H 1W2 

F. Carl Ackert 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1R 4W4 
H. T. C. Humphries 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa, K1S 0H6 

Percy McGregor 12 Noranda Dr., Toronto, M6M 2X9 

David Harcus R.R. 1, Perkinsfield, L0L 2J0. 

A. V. Roy 186 Bridge St. W., Napanee, K7R 2E4 

Maarten vanWamelen . 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. 206, 

Mississauga, L4Y 2N9 

V. L. Mutton 66 Roanoke Rd., Don Mills 

M3A 1G3 

George Turner 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor 

N8X 1R2 
N. M. Sprague 103 Shuter St., Trenton, K8V 3L3 

Aube L. Weisman 54 Forest. Heights Blvd., 

Willowdnle, M2L 2K6 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 147 

New Mexico J. A. Kennedy 1 Grosvenor St., Apt. 323, London, 

N6A 1Y2 
New South Wales Edward W. Elcombe .65 Cuffley Cres., Downsview 

M3K 1Y1 
New York Hallette C. Banks 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London, 

N5V 2C4 

New Zealand Harold Ince 82 Spruce Avenue, Thornhill 

L4J 1T8 
North Carolina W. Leslie Davies . . 711 Clermont Ave., London 

N5X 1N5 

North Dakota E. J. J. Jackson 1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa K1H 5T5 

Nova Scotia Leslie C. Ewener King St., Somerville Pk., R.R. #1, 

Camlachie, NON 1E0 
Ohio A. G. N. Bradshaw Room 314, 200 College Ave., London 

N6A 1Y1 

Oklahoma T eslie Levitt 7 Hillcrest Ct., Hamilton, L8P 2X7 

Oregon John James Robins 362 Second St., Midland L4R 3R3 

Pennsylvania John L. House . 14 Pearson Ave.. Toronto, M6R 1G1 
Philippines John A. Mclntyre Lexington, Ontario 

Quebec C. W. Emmett . 27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

Queensland Neil A. MacEachern 187 Albert St., Waterloo, N2L 3T4 

Rhode Island Donald L. Attridge 1 Highland Cres., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1S 1L5 
Saskatchewan J. E. Girven ...... 1654 Pinehill Dr., Peterborough 

K9J 6M2 

Scotland Colin C. Kerr 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough 

M1P 1W4 

South Carolina Cedric C. Dale 2336 Jefferson St., Ottawa, K1H 7A3 

South Dakota Frederick C. Conley 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham 

r . . _ L3P 2N6 

Switzerland L. B. Morrison 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, v 

Don Mills, M3A 1Y5 
Tennessee George A. Phillips ... 39 Daniel St., Smiths Falls, 

K7A 1J5 

Texas Fred Scott 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton 

L8H 5G9 
Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, 

Bcnmor Towers, Peterborough, 
Ont. K9J 6N6 

Vermont Norman Farrington Niagara Parkway, Queenston 

LOS 1L0 

Victoria Harold Foote 62 Dunning Ave., Aurora L4G 1A3 

Virginia John J. Carpenter 15 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls 

Washington Wm. Cecil Carson Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. K0A 1X0 

Western Australia Everett C. Wood Demorestville, Ont., K0K 1W0. 

West Virginia W. H. Sargent 340 Binning St. W., Listowel 

N4W 1G6 
Wisconsin S. Perlman 11 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto, 

M5N 1J6 

Wyoming E. C. Price 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie 

P6B 2G7 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 
Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Walter F. Estes 531 -19th N., Birmingham 

Alberta J. M. Brcmner 11325 - 61st St., Edmonton, Alberta 

T5W 4A6 

Arizona Fred C. Kobel 405 W. Mapel, Winslow, Arizona. 

86047 
Argentina R. W. Haxell . 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 

Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola, 72370 

British Columbia . Alvin P. Alexander .91 East 40th Ave., Vancouver, 

V5W 1L3 

California Eugene Greene 3406 N. Ivar Ave., Rosemead, 91770 

Colorado C. L. Batholick J14 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

Connecticut C. J. Fairhurst Seventy Acre Road, R.D. 3, West 

Redding, Connecticut 



148 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Delaware . Ralph Cassel 201 Maple Ave., Wilmington 19809 

Dist. of Columbia Kenneth C. Markward .6600 Boulevard View, Alexandria, 

Virginia 22307 

Finland Jaakko Meriluoto Vanhatie 30, as 15 Lahti, Finland 

Florida Richard I. Lanier 4044 Green St., Jacksonville, 32205 

France Rene A. Haner 5 rue Jacques-Balmat, 

1211 Geneve II, Geneva 

Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon 

Germany Gunther Gall 652 Worms am Rhein, Postf ach 214 

Idaho Chas. Hartung 530 No. 6th St., Payette 

Illinois Luther R. Smith 11 Holiday Dr., Collinsville, 62234 

India Syed Akbar Husain Bank Road, Patna-1, Bihar 

Indiana Miles A. Scheffel 5375 Maplewood Drive, Speedway, 

Indiana 46224 

Iowa Glen W. Wilson 516-16th St. S.E., Mason City 50401 

Ireland William J. Overend .10 Charlotte St., Ballymoney 

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Israel N. Ben-Haviv 8 Bialik St., Haifa 

Kansas Earl M. Sitton .305 East First Street, Ellis, 67637 

Kentucky Allen Earl Bell Moreland 

Louisiana Lonnie L. Vallery 2163 Tulip St., Baton Rouge 70806 

Maine Josef S. Vinal 9 Olympic Ave., Rockland, Maine 

Manitoba Ernest I. Silverberg ... 326 Matheson Ave., Winnipeg, 

R2W 0C8 

Maryland Gerald M. Pine 222 St. Paul St., Baltimore, 

Maryland 21292 

Massachusetts ..Ralph B. Duncan 61 Lowell St., Methuen, 

Massachusetts 01844 

Michigan Arthur Burke 1721 - 16th Street, Port Huron 

Minnesota Fred Hilden International Falls 

Mississippi Justin N. Jones . . Hattiesburg 

Missouri Arthur Berge Pratt Jr. 4337 Genessee, Kansas City 

Montana Marion A. Averill Box 254. Choteau 

Nebraska Dean L. Robertson 6325 "O" Street, Apt. 206, Lincoln, 

Ne. 68510 
Netherlands D. P. Harmsen Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest 

Nevada Stephen Ray Downs 235 West Richards St.. Fallon 

New Brunswick Allen Edison Stairs .... p.o. Box 1002, Woodstock, N.B. 

E0J 2B0 
New Hampshire . . Charles E. Leighton Jr. 15 Elliott Park, Dover 03820 
New Jersey Kenneth F. Cruikshank 8 Glenwood Place, Pennsville 08070 

New Mexico John E. Wolf Box 927, Crossroads, New Mexico, 

88114 

New South Wales Norman Soutar 8 George's River Road. Croydon 

(Australia) Park. Sydney 

New York James D. Seatter 2944 South Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

New Zealand Roy Arthur Hopwood . . . c/o Grand Scribe E., Box 2296, 

Auckland 1. 

North Carolina Henry A. Barrow Box 3115, New Bern, 28560 

North Dakota Thomas H. Rappley Rt. 1. Jamestown 58301 

Nova Scotia Canon George F. Arnold 1348 Tower Rd., Halifax 

Ohio Rev. Alvin G. Myrice .... R.R. #4, State Rt., 295. Lot 6, 

Swanton, Ohio, 43558 

Oklahoma Robert L. Taylor Box 187, Skiatook 

Oregon . Rex. W. Davis 

Pennsylvania Robert J. Miller 318 Nittany Ave., Nittany Terrace 

Apts., State College 16801 

Philippines Primo I. Guzman Plaridel Masonic Temple, 1440 San 

Marcelino, c/o Gr. Secy. P.O. Box 
1921, Manila 

Quebec Fred T. Griffiths 136 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount, 

Queensland, Montreal H3Z liZl 

(Australia) Dr. L. T. Jobbins 113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B. 17 

Rhode Island K. S. Wilder 33 Elder Ave., East Providence 

Saskatchewan Peter A. Cameron 132 - 105th St., Saskatoon. 

Scotland The Ft. Hon. The Earl 

of Gallowav 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina Wm. N. Bradford Box 1343, Sumter, 29151 

South Dakota Joseph Hansen Hurley 

Switzerland Franz G. W. Schetelig 43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 

Tennessee A. B. Church, Jr. Rt. 5, Franklin, Tenn. 

Texas J. R. Kimmel 1212 Myrtle St., Kilgore, Texas 

75662 
Utah Robert H. Drew 1083 East 460 South, Provo 

Vermont George E. Cummings .33 Clough St., Windsor 05089 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 149 

Victoria Keith A. McLaughlin . . P.O. Box 50, Mornington, Victoria, 

(Australia) 3931, Australia 

Virginia Wm. E. Norman 6157 Westwood Terrace, Norfolk, 

Virginia 23508 

Washington Albert Jensen 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 

Western Australia L. W. K. Clarey 25 The Boulevard, Mt. Hawthorn, 

West Australia 6016 
West Virginia C. C. McGhee Huntington 

Wisconsin Edward C. Mitchell . . . 133 - 18th St.. Clintonville, 54929. 

Wyoming Wm. J. Smith 207N - 4th Street, Douglas 

Wyoming, 82633 

GRAND SECRETARIES 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Thomas W. Mann Box 2822-A Birmingham, Alabama 

35212 

Alaska H. Dexter Bacon Box 546, Palmer 

Alberta L. J. Daniels 1619 - 7A St. N.W., Calgary, 

T2M 3K2 

Argentina A. Lappas 1385 Arenales. Buenos Aires (R.41) 

Arizona Estel W. Brooks 4755 North 54th Ave., Phoenix, Az. 

85031 

Arkansas Glenn E. Ward P.O. Box 473, Van Buren, Arkansas, 

72956 
British Columbia Grand Scribe E., Room 104, 1495 West 8th Ave., 

Evan H. Carl Vancouver V6H 1C9 

California William C. Leeson Rm. 423. Masonic Temple, 25 Van 

Ness Avenue, San Francisco 

Colorado Jesse E. VanCleave Suite 770, Masonic Temple, 

1614 Welton St., 

Denver, Colorado, 80202 

Connecticut Arthur L. Shumway . . Maplewood Lane, Northford, 06472 

Delaware ... Henry G. Law 2608 E. Riding Dr., Highland of 

Heritage Pk., Wilmington, Del. 
19808 

Dist. of Columbia Marvin E. Fowler 1904 White Oaks Drive, Alexandria, 

Va.. 22306 

England J. W. Stubbs Freemasons Hall, London, W.C. 2B, 

Gt. Queen Street 

Finland M. V. Mustakallio c/o Grand Lodge of Finland, 

Kasarmikatu 16 D 00130 Helsinki 13, 
Puhelin 175 766, Finland 

Florida Daniel A. McClellan, Jr. Room 14, 414 W. Main St., 

Leesburg, 32748. 

France S. J. L. Humbert 65, Boulevard Bineau, 65 Neuilly- 

Sur-Seine (Seine) France 

Georgia J. E. Moseley 811 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 

Germany David W. Campbell . . 5561 Spangdahlem/Eifel Postfach 25 

Idaho Roland R. Fletcher 5212 Bel Air. Boise, 83705 

Illinois Lyle Melvin P.O. Box 466, Dixon, 61021 

India C. D. Natarajan (Acting) Freemasons Hall, Janpath, 

Post Box No. 681, New Delhi 

Indiana Carl E. Shrader P.O. Box 344, Franklin 46131 

Iowa John H. Watts Box 155, Grand Junction, 50107 

Ireland S. Zarankin Freemasons Hall, 17 Moleworth St.. 

James O. Harte Dublin 2 

Israel P.O. Box 26385, Tel-Aviv 

Kansas Henry O. Bennett 320 West 8th, P.O. Box 1217, Topeka 



Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey P.O. Box 5320, Lexington, Ky. 

40505 

Louisiana Lee W. Harris Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria, 

Louisiana, 71301 

Maine Charles S. Brown 19 Condin St., Belfast, 04915 

Manitoba Ernest E. Smith 981 Dorchester Ave., Winnipeg, 

R3M 0P9 

Maryland Leighton E. Harrell 4205 Tucker man St., University Pk., 

Hyattsville, 20782 
Massachusetts Bob Rudy Homberg Room 703, 186 Tremont St., Boston, 

02111 

Michigan Orlow J. Myers . Masonic Temple, 133E Michigan 

Ave., Battle Creek. Mich. 49014 

Minnesota Ralph W. Bell 1408 West Lake St., Minneapolis, 

Minn., 55408 



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Mississippi Grand Secretary 

Missouri Bruce H. Hunt 

Montana Samuel J. Chapman 



Nebraska ... 

Netherlands ... 

Nevada 

New Brunswick 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New Mexico 
New South Wales 

(Australia) 
New York 

New Zealand 
North Carolina 

North Dakota 
Nova Scotia 



Ohio 

Oklahoma 

Ontario 



Carl R. Greisen 
W. J. van Es . . 



Darrel Cauch 

E. H. Wadman 
Arnold M. Ashley . 
Harry R. Pine 
Elmer H. Riemen 
Maurice A. Livett 

H. Randall Kreger 

W. G. Webster 
Tarn L. Shumaker 

Delbert J. Miller 

E. L. Eaton, P.G.A. 

Oliver H. Ormiston 

F. M. Lumbard 

F. C. Conley 



Oregon 
Pennsylvania 
Philippines 
Quebec 



T. Stanton Ford 

Winfield P. Kraft 
Hilario G. Esguerra . 
Kenneth D. Campbell 



Queensland, 
Australia 
Rhode Island . . 

Saskatchewan 
Scotland 
South Carolina 

South Dakota 
Switzerland 
(Helvetia) 
Sweden 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah 

Vermont 

Victoria. 
Australia 

Virginia 

Washington 

Western Australi 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 



P.O. Box 1030, Meridian, Miss. 

39301 
Box 188, Kirksville, 63501 
2903 Melody Rd., Helena, 59601. 

401 Masonic Temple, Omaha, 68102 
Corn. Drebbelstraat 24-11, 

Amsterdam "1006" 
. P.O. Box 1554, Carson City, 89701 
P.O. Box 535, Moncton, E1C 8L9. 
299 Walnut St., Rochester, 03867 
37 Carlton Avenue, Trenton 08618 
Post Office Box 1375, Roswell, 88201 
160 Castlereagh St., 10th Floor, 

Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia 
Masonic Hall, 71 W. 23rd St., 

New York 10010 
Box 2296, Auckland 1 
Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway. 

Asheville, N.C., 28801 
Box 128 D, Devil's Lake 58301 
R.R. #2, Centreville, Kings County 
BOP 1J0 
Box 27. Bartlett, 45713 
Box 1037, Muskogee 74401 
240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, 

Toronto M4P 1K8 
2170 S.W. Taylors Ferry Rd., 

Portland. 97219 
Masonic Temple, 1 N. Broad St., 

Philadelphia, Pa.. 19107 
Plaridel Masonic Temple, 1440 San 
Marcelino, Manila, Phillipines 
2295 St. Mark St., Room, 404, 

Montreal, H3H 2G9 



Gordon L. Shaw 
Albert A. Remington III 

W. B. Motton 

Thomas McFarlane 
Robert F. Secrest 



Wyoming 
Eneland-Wales 
(M.M.M. Lodge) 



Box 425-F, G.P.O., Brisbane 
4 Cold Spring Rd., Barrington, 

02806 
2625 Grant Rd., Regina 
76 Queen Street. Edinburgh 2 
Suite 901, The Keenan Bldg., 

1310 Lady St., Columbia, 29201 
Walter H. Reckling ... Box 425, Winner 

H.. O. Mauerhofer . Box 1897, Berne 3001 

Anders Grafstrom Frimurareorden, Blasieholmagatan 6 

11148 Stockholm, Sweden 
John R. Stracener Box 216, Nashville, 37202 

E. Bloomquist P.O. Box 296, Waco, 76703 

Ernest A. Lyon Masonic Temple, 650 East South 

Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102 
D. Burleigh Smalley Jr. Masonic Temple, Box 443. 

Burlington 05401 

J. R. E. Attwood 328 Flinders St., Melbourne. 

CD . 3000 

James H. Tyree 4101 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, 

23223 

Edward R. Caddy 20825 Maple Valley. Rd., S.E., 

Maple Valley, 98038 
Arthur J. E. Holland . P.O. Box No. 6002, Hay St. E., 

Perth. W.A. 6000 

J. W. Vandall 1135 McClung Ave., Barboursville. 

W. Virginia. 25504 
Robert C. Guenther . . 204 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, 

- 54901 
Marcus R. Nicols Masonic Temple, Casper 

James W. Stubbs .... Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen St.. 

London WC2B 5AZ 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 151 

INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 66 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 90 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 110 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 15 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 31, 93, 129 

ADDENDUM 39 

APPRECIATION 40 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 75, 88, 96 

AWARDS— DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

Committee on Award 96, 129 

Jewels 34. 35 

BALANCE SHEET 76 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 30, 129 

Report of Committee 93 

BURSARY FUND 31, 37, 121, 129 

BURSARIES — REPORT 123 

BUDGET 105 

BY-LAW CHANGES 33 

CENTENNIALS 28 

CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 83 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 92 

COMMUTED FUND 83 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report 115 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS & JURISPRUDENCE 31, 102, 126 

CONVOCATIONS (Special) 26, 30 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 17 

Report 21 

DEATHS 7, 12 

DEDICATIONS 7 

DEMITS 28, 131 

DISPENSATIONS 32 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 9 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 

List of Grand Superintendents with Chapter Number 132 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE 

Committee on 31, 96 

ELECTION 

Report 107 

ERRATUM 1977 92 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 108, 109 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 32 

FINANCIAL REPORT — AUDITOR 75 



152 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Page 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 135 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 32 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Report 11, 25 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Committee (appointed) 110 

Officers — 1978 107 

Opening 8 

Call Off 107 

Call On 107 

GRAND Z. 

Autobiography 2 

Address 23, 119 

Report of Committee on 118 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 145 

Honourary 145 

GRAND HISTORIAN 103 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTION 

Roll Call 22 

List of Grand Representatives 32, 146 

GRAND REVIEWER 99 

GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 149 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 69, 70, 74 

Past Grand Scribes E 145 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 89 

District Reports of 40 

GRAND TREASURER — Report 96 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 92 

HONORARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 108 

INSURANCE FUND 87 

INVESTMENTS 

Report of Committee 32, 121 

KEYSTONE FUND 38 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 29, 91 

MEMORIAM 4, 5, 11 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 32, 97 

MINUTES 

Confirmation :.... 21 

MOTIONS 22, 129 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT 88 

OATH OF OFFICE 23 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 107 

Appointed 110 

Elected 110 

Installed and Invested 128 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1978 153 

Page 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 21 

PAST RANK 29 

PLACE OF MEETING — 1979 114 

PRESENTATION 129 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 34 

PRESENTATION OF TROPHY 91 

PRINCIPALS 135 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 32, 89 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 30, 92 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 10 

COMMITTEE ON REGALIA 98 

REINSTATED 131 

REPORTS 

Grand Scribe E 70 

Grand Superintendents 40, 65 

REVENUE 105 

REVISION COMMITTEE 30 

RITUAL REVISION 94 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARY 

Report of Committee 123 

Financial Report of Auditor 85 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 140 

SPECIAL VISITATIONS 26 

STATISTICAL TABLES 70 

SUSPENSIONS 131 

THANKS 129 

TRIBUTE 39 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement 80 

VISITATIONS — GRAND Z 26 

VOTE OF THANKS 129 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 91 

WELCOME — DISTRICTS 8 & 8A 15 

WELFARE 28 



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